• Clayton County substitute teacher accused of misconduct with students


    JONESBORO, Ga. - A Clayton County substitute teacher is under investigation after school officials said he had inappropriate relationships with students.
    County sheriff's investigators have been interviewing Mount Zion High School students about the conduct of the teacher. In the meantime, school officials said the allegations are serious enough to force them to immediately remove the teacher from the classroom.

    A parent contacted Channel 2’s Tom Jones and said the teacher, who is not being named, has groped students and tried to get some to come to his home. One parent said he even took a picture of a student and posted it on his Facebook page with an innapropriate comment.

    The parent believes about 15 band students were the victims of the teacher's alleged inappropriate conduct.

    “I can tell you that there was an allegation involving inappropriate conduct with students. I cannot confirm the person's name,” Clayton County School spokesman David Waller told Jones.

    He added, “The first thing we do is pull that person away from students.”

    Deputies said the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office is wrapping up its case.

    A parent said the school is hosting a meeting Thursday night for parents and band members, but it’s unclear if the case will be addressed.

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