A man has been arrested on charges of exposing himself to a teenage girl near a Columbia school this morning.

Police accuse 28-year-old Herbert Smith Jr. of indecent exposure.

Investigators say it occurred just before 8 a.m. in the 4900 block of Monticello Road, about a block from Eau Claire High School.

Officers say Smith exposed himself as the girl walked by.

She then contacted police and Smith was apprehended shortly after that.