Boulder, CO – A Boulder High School teacher has been arrested after two women say he purposely exposed his genitals to them while shopping at two different garage sales.
According to police, Jim Kozlowski was at a garage sale Saturday morning when he employed a horribly ineffective ice-breaker. According to Commander Jeff Satur, Kozlowski intentionally exposed his twig and berries as they both shopped at a garage sale. “The victim said the suspect knelt down near some clothes, with his right knee on the ground and his left knee bent, with his left foot on the ground,” said Satur. “He asked the victim about the clothes, and then he pulled his shorts away from his leg with his left hand so his genitals were exposed through the left leg opening.”
Sure, Kozlowski’s peek-a-boo could have just been accidental, but police say after he left that garage sale his pork sword was spotted at another garage sale a block away. This time a woman stated Kozlowski repeated the same actions as before. “She says his right knee was on the ground, his left knee was bent and his left foot was on the ground,” said Satur. “His shorts were loose fitting above his knee. And when he squatted down, his genitals were completely exposed and visible through the left leg opening of the shorts.”
The woman told police she felt the act was intentional. Enough so that someone there recorded his license plate as he drove away. Police agreed with the woman and used the license plate info to track down Kozlowski and arrest him at his residence. He was booked into jail on one count of suspicion of indecent exposure. Satur says it’s up to the district attorney if they want to charge him with a second count.
Satur says he notified the Boulder Valley School District after Kozlowski’s arrest and their response was quick. They immediately placed Kozlowski on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal investigation. The principal of boulder High School also released the following letter to parents:
Dear Boulder High Community,
Many of you have likely seen recent news concerning the arrest of a Boulder High School teacher this past Saturday (8/4) in Longmont on two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure as announced Saturday evening by the Longmont Police Department. I know that a report such as this can be a disturbing one for our school community raising questions and concerns among students, parents, guardians and staff. I will share with you what information I can at this time. It is important to note that what was alleged to have occurred in Longmont on Saturday did not occur while this teacher was acting in a coaching or teaching capacity.
The teacher, Jim Kozlowski, has, as of today (8/6/2012), been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of investigations by law enforcement and BVSD administration. Paid administrative leave does not represent a determination of right or wrong on the part of an employee. It simply recognizes that a matter of serious concern has arisen that requires an investigation be carried out without the employee on the job. There is no higher priority for me — and the rest of the BHS staff — than to have our school be a safe and welcoming place for each and every student. I am not aware of any concerns about this teacher’s interaction with any BHS students during his tenure in our school.
This type of situation can create stress for any member of our community especially students. I urge any student, parent or guardian who feels it would be helpful to have professional assistance in dealing with their reaction to this matter to please contact the BHS Counseling Office at 720-561-5351 for support.
While I cannot discuss the specifics of this personnel matter, I am available to discuss whatever other questions or concerns you may have about how this situation affects you and your family. I can be reached at either email@example.com or 720-561-2200. Finally, if you have information that you think law enforcement should know, please contact either the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-3300 or our school resource officer (SRO) Mike West, who is a Boulder police officer, through the school office at 720-561-2200. If you wish to make a report anonymously, you may call the State of Colorado’s SAFE2TELL line at 1-877-542-7233.
Kozlowski, who is also the golf coach for the high school, hasn’t made any comments since his arrest but some of his students started a Facebook page (Free “Slim Jim” Kozlowski) and are standing by the teacher. While they say he is innocent, some do not feel the same. “I think he has perhaps the biggest reputation as a teacher for being a perv,” one person posted.
I am not ashamed to admit that I have been in a similar position before, so I am reserving judgement. As I explained to police, my exposure was not sexual in nature and simply done for entertainment purposes. See, nothing puts a smile on my face faster than the repeated slapping noises my genitals make as I thrust back and forth with my legs spread and my pants down to my ankles. I do it whenever I am feeling sad or depressed. I can’t help people at my mother’s funeral didn’t find it as therapeutic.Tags: Colorado, garage sale, Indecent Exposure, Jim Kozlowski, pervert, teacher