Ocean Beach Teacher Arrested

Thursday, October 15, 2020, Ocean Park, WA - This morning, at approximately 8:30 a.m., law enforcement from the Washington State Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executed a search warrant for the computer equipment of Ocean Park Elementary School teacher, Dan Schenk. Mr. Schenk was arrested on charges of First-Degree Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct and First-Degree Dealing in Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.

According to law enforcement officers, there is no indication that the alleged activity occurred at school or involved Ocean Beach School District students.

Mr. Schenk has been placed on administrative leave and will not be at school, pending the outcome of the ongoing law enforcement investigation.

While there is no indication that any Ocean Beach School District students were involved in the alleged charges, the district takes these allegations very seriously. If you have any information, please contact Amy Huntley, Ocean Beach School District Superintendent, amy.huntley@oceanbeachschools.org 360-642-3739, and local law enforcement.

The district will have additional counseling staff available at school tomorrow to support students and staff following the arrest.

Media Contact:

Amy Huntley