Woonsocket teacher arraigned on domestic violence charges

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — A Woonsocket middle school teacher is facing a felony charge after police said he was involved in a domestic violence altercation.

According to a police report, Corey Lamoureux, 47, showed up to his girlfriend’s apartment intoxicated on Sunday night.

Police said he forced his way through the front door after being declined entry, knocking her down. The victim told police she dialed 911, and Lamoureux “ripped the cell phone out of her hand in an attempt to keep her from calling the police.” He was gone by the time officers arrived at the home.

Lamoureux was arrested in the office of the school where he teaches Wednesday morning, police said, after he failed to turn himself in.

Lamoureux was arraigned Wednesday on four domestic charges, including felony breaking and entering, simple assault, refusing to relinquish a telephone and disorderly conduct.

He was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and was ordered to stay away from the victim.

Eyewitness News reached out to the Woonsocket School Department to see if he will still be teaching while awaiting trial on these charges. We have not yet heard back. 

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