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A Louisiana pastor and religious school headmaster who once competed on Survivor is now facing multiple charges for disturbing alleged behavior toward his students.

John Raymond, 60, was jailed Thursday in Slidell, Louisiana after he turned himself in, as authorities say he would put tape over his young students’ mouths for talking too much.  

Police in the town said they received a complaint from the state’s department of family services of potential abusive behavior at Lakeside Christian School.

Raymond, the school’s headmaster, is accused of taping three 13-year-old students’ mouths shut to teach them a lesson.  

‘On March 18, several students were removed from a class due to excessive talking,’ the statement reads. ‘John Raymond became angry and brought the students to his office. At some point, Raymond took a roll of packing tape and taped the students’ mouths shut by wrapping the tape around their heads.’

John Raymond, 60, was jailed Thursday in Slidell, Louisiana after he turned himself in, as authorities say he would put tape over his young students' mouths for talking too much

John Raymond, 60, was jailed Thursday in Slidell, Louisiana after he turned himself in, as authorities say he would put tape over his young students' mouths for talking too much

John Raymond, 60, was jailed Thursday in Slidell, Louisiana after he turned himself in, as authorities say he would put tape over his young students’ mouths for talking too much

Raymond, the school's headmaster seen here on his appearance on the fifth season of Survivor in 2002, is accused of taping three 13-year-old students' mouths shut to teach them a lesson

Raymond, the school's headmaster seen here on his appearance on the fifth season of Survivor in 2002, is accused of taping three 13-year-old students' mouths shut to teach them a lesson

Raymond, the school’s headmaster seen here on his appearance on the fifth season of Survivor in 2002, is accused of taping three 13-year-old students’ mouths shut to teach them a lesson

Police in the town said they received a complaint from the state's department of family services of potential abusive behavior at Lakeside Christian School (pictured)

Police in the town said they received a complaint from the state's department of family services of potential abusive behavior at Lakeside Christian School (pictured)

Police in the town said they received a complaint from the state’s department of family services of potential abusive behavior at Lakeside Christian School (pictured)

They then allege he made the students sit in the back of the class for about 45 minutes, when another school official became uneasy and took the tape off.  

‘During the encounter, the students claim they had trouble breathing and that the removal process was painful,’ the statement continues. 

In text messages to People Magazine, Raymond said that he will not make any public statement on the charges until next week.

Raymond was a contestant on the fifth season of Survivor, set in Thailand back in 2002. He was the first contestant voted off the island. 

Lakeside Christian Elementary has yet to issue a statement on the status of Raymond. 

Raymond was a contestant on the fifth season of Survivor, set in Thailand back in 2002

Raymond was a contestant on the fifth season of Survivor, set in Thailand back in 2002

Raymond was a contestant on the fifth season of Survivor, set in Thailand back in 2002

Raymond was the first contestant voted off the island during his Survivor season

Raymond was the first contestant voted off the island during his Survivor season

Raymond was the first contestant voted off the island during his Survivor season

Raymond also ran for a state representative position in Louisiana, proudly declaring himself on behalf of former President Donald Trump

Raymond also ran for a state representative position in Louisiana, proudly declaring himself on behalf of former President Donald Trump

Raymond also ran for a state representative position in Louisiana, proudly declaring himself on behalf of former President Donald Trump

He also ran for a state representative position in Louisiana, proudly declaring himself on behalf of former President Donald Trump. 

He also lists himself as the founding pastor of New Horizon Calvary Chapel and general manager of The Bridge Radio 88.7 FM on his LinkedIn page

Raymond’s profession was listed as ‘pastor’ when he competed on Survivor.  

Source: Daily Mail

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