Mount Olive High School teacher indicted on charges of official misconduct and stalking

November 6, 2019

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker  announce the indictment of Tajinder Tung, 48 years old, of Stewartsville, New Jersey.  The defendant was originally arrested and charged on August 21, 2019.

On November 6, 2019, the Grand Jury for Morris County handed up an indictment which charged this defendant with two counts of official misconduct, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:30-2, which is a crime of the second degree; and stalking, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-10b, a crime of the fourth degree.

An investigation disclosed that between 2017 and May 2019, the defendant, who was employed as a teacher at the Mount Olive High School, had stalked a student and committed acts that constituted a course of alarming conduct, both inside and outside of the school.

Anyone with information concerning the above should please contact Det. Matthew Magnone of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Unit at (973) 285-6200, or the Det/Lt. Luis Sanchez of the Mount Olive Police Department at (973) 691-0850.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, this defendant is presumed innocent until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or 973-829-8159.