3 HS teachers accused of inappropriate contact with students

By: Tony Thomas

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Three Gwinnett County high school teachers were arrested in just 48 hour,s accused of inappropriate contact with students.

The three teachers worked at different schools -- one at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, one at Providence Christian Academy and one at Parkview High School in Lilburn.

On Thursday, Meadowcreek’s track coach and health teacher, Ronnie Jackson, bonded out of jail on charges that he inappropriately touched and kissed a student.

The same day, Derren Evans, a substitute teacher and community football coach at Providence Christian, was arrested on similar charges. Evans is accused of repeatedly groping and kissing a female student, then asking for nude pictures on Snapchat.

“We were investigating an inappropriate comment at the time that these allegations surfaced,” Head of School Dr. Sean Chapman said. “It’s something that’s very disappointing.”

The police report said the young girl repeatedly rejected his advances, but after a few weeks, went to administrators. 

Providence Christian Academy banished Evans from school grounds when school leaders first heard of a complaint months ago. The school said it was investigating what Evans said to another student in March when the second student-victim came forward.


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"You never want to hear of this happening, so it hits home and it's something that's very disappointing and shocking," Chapman said. "It saddens us, because this is a very warm and nurturing school."

Evans appeared in court on Friday.

On Friday, a teacher at Parkview was arrested on a sexual assault charge.

Mikey Henderson, the math teacher and assistant football coach, is accused of having a 2 1/2-year relationship with a student, who is now 18 years old. The police report says the inappropriate contact happened at school.

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Henderson played football for the University of Georgia before becoming a teacher.

He resigned Friday morning and was taken into custody, according to Gwinnett County schools.

The school district released the following statement:

"The district has been investigating an alleged inappropriate relationship between Mr. Henderson and a student. School police and Human Resources were running parallel investigations. Mr. Henderson resigned this morning during the HR investigation and was taken into custody by police. Mr. Henderson, who was hired in July of 2013, was a math teacher and coach at Parkview High School."

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