Bradley Hills Elementary After-School Program Leader Accused of Indecent Exposure

Bradley Hills Elementary After-School Program Leader Accused of Indecent Exposure

Suspect also led program at Cabin John Middle School, according to school announcement

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An after-school program facilitator at Bradley Hills Elementary School and Cabin John Middle School was arrested on six counts of indecent exposure on Friday, according to school officials.

In a letter to Bradley Hills families Friday afternoon, Principal Karen Caroscio told parents Ji-Ho No was arrested after “an incident” on May 21.

The principal did not elaborate on the circumstances, and school system officials and a police spokesman could not be reached for comment Friday evening.

The Run Club, led by No, is an after-school club offered at the school through Washington-based Flex Academies and Reston, Virginia-based Overtime Athletics. Overtime Athletics is a vendor for Flex Academies.

The Bradley Hills Parent-Teacher Association contracts with Flex Academies to run after-school programs at the school, according to a message sent Friday afternoon from the PTA leaders.

School officials became aware of the exposure incident the evening of May 21 and Caroscio immediately contacted police and placed No on administrative leave, according to the PTA message. A parent reported the incident to police.

“We are very proud that our students used what they learned at home and school to speak with a trusted adult when they felt uncomfortable with something that happened to them,” Caroscio said in her message.

Bradley Hills, on Hartsdale Avenue in Bethesda, enrolls 605 students, but it is unclear how many participate in the after-school program.

In her message, Caroscio said police asked school officials to not share information with families prior to Friday while they completed an investigation.

In a statement, Flex Academies said No underwent state and federal background checks in March and has no prior criminal record. He also participated in child protection training when he was hired, according to a separate statement from Overtime Athletics.

Information about No’s case was not available in online court records Friday.

Caitlynn Peetz can be reached at caitlynn.peetz@bethesdamagazine.com

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