Man arrested in peeping case is a band teacher at Paschal High

FORT WORTH -- A man arrested last week on accusations of taking photographs through a woman's window near Texas Christian University is an assistant band director at Paschal High School, Fort Worth school district officials confirmed Monday.

George A. Flores Jr. of Fort Worth has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the Fort Worth police investigation, district spokeswoman Barbara Griffith said.

Griffith said school officials sent e-mails Friday about Flores' arrest and suspension to parents and guardians with known e-mail addresses, including all band and PTA parents. Paschal alumni were also alerted, she said.

Flores, 34, said Monday, "I do have an attorney and we're working to prove my innocence at this time."

He declined further comment.

Flores was arrested early Tuesday after TCU police were called out on a report that a man was standing in bushes beside a house near Lubbock Avenue and West Lowden Street.

Officers found Flores hiding in the bushes near a window of a home; inside, officers spotted a 20-year-old woman changing clothes. Flores told officers that he had been looking for a friend, officials said.

After being given permission to search his cellphone, police found photos saved with the address of the house. The photos were described as very grainy and somewhat obscured by the reflection of the flash, TCU officials have said.

Fort Worth police were called, and they arrested Flores on suspicion of improper photography. He was later released after posting bail.

Flores has worked at Paschal for three years. His duties have included directing the Symphonic Band and Concert Band, directing the First and Second Jazz Ensembles and serving as brass caption head and music arranger for the Paschal Panther Marching Band, according to an online profile. He previously taught in Harlingen.

In addition, Flores served as brass arranger last year for the Grand Prairie-based Forte Drum and Bugle Corps. Chris Green, executive director of the corps, said that Flores' position had not been renewed but that Flores has applied for the corps' brass staff.

"We're going to have to take this into consideration now," Green said Monday.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655