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MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -
Colquitt County school officials say they have a plan in place to replace band director Paul Guilbeau who was arrested last week.
A junior high band teacher will move up to the high school following the Guilbeau's arrest.
He's charged with the sexual assault of a 17 year old girl.
Investigators say they need to find out more about his past.
This is definitely not how Colquitt County schools wanted to begin their year. The school system's superintendent told us Monday that he is just ready to move on. But, police told us they still have a little work to do.
The board met Monday to decide how to best replace the band director accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenaged girl.
"It's certainly a hot topic within our community," said Moultrie Police Investigator Steven Colgan. "There are a lot of people that have children in the school system. They want to feel like their child is safe. So, I know we are working along side the school board to try to make sure it is a safe place for children to go."
School officials have had to assure parents that their kids are safe. It all comes after second year band director Paul Guilbeau was arrested for sexual assault.
The initial complaint was made with Moultrie police. They contacted school the Colquitt County school officials. Then, an investigation began which led to the arrest.
Police confirmed he had sexual relations with a 17-year old female. They say it did not happen on school grounds.
"That's correct, all of the activities took place at a local hotel," Colgan said.
And investigators are trying to figure out more about the man who was set to lead the 50th regiment marching band.
"Right now, we would like to find out if any of this activity has taken place before," said Colgan. "If there is any victims from years past or previous places where he may have been employed."
They are trying to find out more about his past employment. They know he has worked at schools in Valdosta and Warner Robins. That is one of the last things investigators are trying to find out.
"The investigation for the most part is complete," Colgan said. "We are still trying to wrap up a few loose ends. There are still a few people we would like to interview before we close it out."
School Superintendent Dr. Samuel DePaul says they are disappointed, but, they are moving past the incident.
The school board will now hire someone to fill the middle school band director position.
The superintendent says students, administrators, parents, and boosters have all worked well to move past it.