Man who worked with Paradise Valley Unified School District arrested, accused of luring

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Officials with the Paradise Valley Unified School District say a man employed by the school district has been arrested and accused of luring and attempted sexual contact with a minor.

In a letter sent to employees, parents and guardians by school superintendent James P. Lee, the employee was identified as Mico Cano. According to the letter, the district was notified by Mesa Police on Wednesday that Cano was taken into custody. Cano has been working for the school district since September 2017.

For the 2017-2018 school year, school officials say Cano worked at Copper Canyon Elementary School as a childcare worker in a before and after school program, and for the current school year, Cano held a primary role in supporting adults within the school district's before and after school program at multiple sites. He also served as a substitute in a variety of community education programs when needed.

School officials did not release any additional details to the case, citing an ongoing police investigation. Officials with Mesa Police confirmed the case, but say the case is sealed, as of Thursday.