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Bruce High School band director arrested for child enticement

Bruce High School's band director has been taken into custody on five counts of child enticement for sexual purposes.

Posted: May 31, 2018 11:18 AM
Updated: May 31, 2018 7:55 PM

BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA) - Bruce High School's band director has been taken into custody on five counts of child enticement for sexual purposes.

Calhoun County Sheriff Greg Pollan confirms Jon Bland is currently in the Calhoun County jail on the charges.

Jon Bland | Photo: Calhoun County Jail

Pollan says after receiving a tip on Monday, his office set up a sting operation, resulting in the arrest this morning.

He says investigators were monitoring a social media account. 

Pollan says the female juvenile is a former student at Bruce High School.

Bland could face more charges.

"The investigation is continuing. It's not over yet. We will be going through cell phones, computers, more interviews. So there is a chance that more charges are pending," Pollan said.

When contacted today, the Calhoun County School District did not respond.

This is a developing story. This article will be updated when more information becomes available.

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