ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A former teacher of North Rose Wolcott Middle School is accused of sexually abusing a student and has been arrested after an investigation into the complaint, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Anthony Gill, 33, of Rochester was arrested for sex abuse in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Photo of Anthony Gill, 33, provided by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office

Gill, a teacher for the North Rose Wolcott School District, allegedly touched a student inappropriately, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

The North Rose-Wolcott Central School District released a statement explaining that Gill was placed on administrative leave back in March 2023 following student concerns. They said that law enforcement was notified.

Gill was issued an appearance ticket, according to deputies, and will appear in court at a later date.

Anyone with further information regarding the situation is asked to contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Full statement from North Rose-Wolcott Middle School:

The North Rose-Wolcott Central School District has learned of the arrest of former
probationary middle school teacher Anthony Gill. Mr. Gill was immediately placed on
administrative leave in March 2023 when the District first learned of student concerns. He
did not thereafter return to his position. Upon learning of student concerns, law
enforcement was immediately contacted and involved, parents of students interviewed
were contacted and the District completed and promptly filed with the New York State
Education Department the mandatory moral character report and report of child abuse in
an educational setting. Mr. Gill’s employment terminated in March 2023, following the
District’s investigation and within days of the District first learning of concerns related to Mr.
Gill. The District is steadfast in taking all actions to keep students safe.

Individuals with additional information are asked to contact Chief Deputy Croft of the
Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 315-946-5783