Bakersfield, California 2021-02-23 00:00:00 –
Local farmer Travis Fugit resigned from the Lakeside Union School District’s school board after being arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct involving minors.
According to arrest records from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Fugit was arrested at 7:02 pm on February 6, at 6200 blocks on Norris Road. He was arrested on suspicion of arranging a visit with a minor for lewd purposes.
The sheriff’s office did not provide details of the case. The Kern County District Attorney’s Office said the charges had not yet been filed.
Attempts to reach Fugit through the reported lawyer Kyle J. Humphrey were unsuccessful.
Lakeside Union’s superintendent of education, Thai Bryson, said Mr. Fugit had resigned before the district board meeting on February 9. Bryson sent a letter to his parents on February 11th.
“At this point, we understand that the alleged victim was not a student in the district,” he wrote. “The safety and well-being of our students, and the youth of our community are generally one of the district’s top priorities. These are just claims at this time, but the district has denounced this kind of behavior. I want to clarify what I am doing. “
Bryson emailed the Californian, but the school board usually fills the middle vacancy with a tentative appointment.
“This is my expectation, and again there will be a tentative appointment,” he wrote.
The next board meeting will be held on March 9th at 6:30 pm at the Lakeside Auditorium.
The Lakeside Union is two school districts on the southwestern tip of Bakersfield, still mostly surrounded by farmland.
Fugitt is a farmer who likes to promote Kern County agriculture to the world through social media. He then deleted his social media account, but last year a TikTok spokesperson pitched Fugitt’s account as Bakersfield’s business spread by word of mouth.
“”[Y]Take a look inside Bakersfield’s life as a farmer, build a SEMA truck, take a follower on a tour of SoCal Farms, or see an aerial view of Bakersfield wearing pilot goggles as Travis Fugit You can do it, “writes spokeswoman Maureen Shanahan.
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