A 24-year-old CCD instructor is facing charges after an encounter with a teen girl.
Glastonbury police arrested Stephen Zocco on Jan. 17 after they said they found him in a car with a 15-year-old girl in the high school parking lot. Police accused Zocco of having "inappropriate contact" with the teen.
The age difference is vivid to high school students.
"It's just too old, way too old," said Amanda James, a senior at Glastonbury High School.
"It sounds really, really weird and it's kind of frightening," said David James. "It's just a product of the society that we live in. It's just mind boggling that somebody 24 would be with a young girl, 15. It's scary. That's why I'm so protective of my daughter, to be honest with you."
Zocco has been an assistant in programs at Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church in Glastonbury. A woman who answered the office phone said no one would discuss the arrest.
Police say Zocco posted $10,000 bail. He faces risk of injury charges.