On Monday, May 8, 2023, Special Victims Unit Detectives served four additional warrants on former Southern Middle School Teacher Ivan Danilo Ardila-Perez. Mr. Ardila-Perez is charged on each warrant with 1ct: Felony Indecent Liberties with a Student and 1ct: Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child.

On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) initiated an investigation at Southern Middle School. Detectives were initially contacted by a concerned parent of a student. The investigation followed an allegation of a teacher acting inappropriately with the student. 

Mr. Ardila-Perez was previously arrested on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 and remains in the Alamance County Detention Center. With the additional charges, Mr. Ardila-Perez’s bond was increased from $100,000 to $300,000.

At present, six students have come forward to speak with Detectives regarding their interactions with Mr. Ardila-Perez. The students range in age from 11 to 13 years old. These victims are receiving advocacy services from Crossroads, the local child advocacy center.

This is an on-going investigation with more charges possible. If anyone has additional information in this case or may have been a victim, please call 911 and ask to speak with a Special Victims Unit Detective.

On Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at a work session, the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education voted to terminate the employment of Mr. Ardila-Perez.

Name:             Ivan Danilo Ardila-Perez        W/M/37                                  

Address:         Maple Ave, Burlington, N.C.

Charges:         6cts: Felony Indecent Liberties with a Student, 6cts: Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child

Bond:             $300,000 secured

Ivan Danilo Ardila-Perez