10/7/22 Staff Member Investigation

There is no greater priority than the health, safety, and welfare of our children. On the morning of October 7, 2022, our administrators assisted the Sun Prairie Police Department with an investigation into the actions of a staff member. The staff member has been suspended without pay while the Sun Prairie Police Department and the District investigate this incident further.

The Sun Prairie Police Department has announced that Prairie View Middle School staff member, Matthew Quaglieri, has been charged with possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child. While the legal system has multiple definitions for this charge, this relates to the creation of recordings of students in the restroom. This investigation was prompted after a male student reported feeling uncomfortable and may have been recorded in a restroom at Prairie View.

We have been informed that Matthew Quaglieri has been brought up on federal charges by the US Attorney. He was indicted on October 12th by a federal grand jury on three counts of production of child pornography. If convicted, the production of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years, with a maximum of 30 years in federal prison on each count. He made an initial appearance in federal court on October 12th. At that hearing, he was detained pending trial. The next status conference in the case was set for November 22, 2022.

If you believe you have information pertinent to this investigation, or you believe your child may be a victim, please contact the Sun Prairie Police Department Non-Emergency Line at 608-837-7336, or anonymously at 608-837-6300.

Supporting students and our staff is our number one priority. Our focus is on supporting students, families, and staff who have been negatively impacted by these actions. We want to make you aware of the support that we will have in place for students. Please continue to check this webpage as it is updated when new information becomes available.

Questions You May Have

Communication from the Sun Prairie Area School District

For Media

While this investigation progresses through the legal system, we will fully collaborate with the Sun Prairie Police Department while focusing on supporting our students, families, and staff. Because this is an active investigation and in sensitivity to our staff and any victims, the District will not have any further comments other than the information that is being shared on this page.