Another incident involving involving inappropriate sexual misconduct between an adult and a minor has taken place in the Elk Grove Unified School District. Elk Grove Laguna News has reached out to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department to find out the first name and charges against the volunteer, only identified as “Mr. Melville.”
Update provided by the Elk Grove Police Department:
On January 9th, EGPD was notified by school officials. An investigation was promptly started with the assistance of school officials.
Through the investigation, it was determined the crimes had taken place off campus in the city of Elk Grove. Later that evening, EGPD officers arrested 24-year-old Lucas Melville of Elk Grove at his residence. The investigation is active and ongoing at this time.
Laguna Creek High School sent home the following email to parents.
January 11, 2019
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that on Wednesday, school officials at Laguna Creek High School received a report alleging that a LCHS volunteer had engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor. Based on the allegations, school officials immediately contacted law enforcement to investigate. The suspect, Mr. Melville, who was not on campus, was contacted by law enforcement and subsequently taken into custody. We take all allegations of misconduct very seriously and the safety of our students is our top priority.
Mr. Melville had been cleared as a District volunteer in 2012 and obtained fingerprint clearance at that time. Since then, he has provided services to the Laguna Creek High School band in that capacity. Mr. Melville is not a District employee. Upon learning of allegations of misconduct on the part of Mr. Melville, the District has also taken immediate action to notify him that he will no longer be permitted to provide services in any capacity to District students.
In situations such as this, school and district officials work closely with law enforcement to ensure student safety and immediately investigate. District officials also coordinate communication efforts with law enforcement to avoid interfering with or jeopardizing the investigation.
The District will provide a team of counselors who will be available on campus to work with those students and staff who wish to speak with them. This additional support will remain in place as long as it is needed. The safety of our students and staff is a top priority at Laguna Creek High School. We are sharing this information with you as part of our ongoing efforts to keep you informed about incidents that affect our campus. If you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact me at
Laguna Creek High School