Cartersville High teacher accused of touching student
by Staff Report
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Chief Thomas N. Culpepper announced Tuesday the Cartersville Police Department is investigating a complaint in which a Cartersville High School teacher has been accused of inappropriate contact with a student. The incidents allegedly occurred from Oct. 15 through Nov. 8 of this year.

The teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation both by the school system and the police department.

Culpepper said, “The principal launched an investigation into this matter immediately upon being notified by the victim. We are cooperating with the school system in the investigation. Due to the age of the victim and the fact that at this time the teacher is only considered to be a suspect, no further information is being released.”

The investigation is continuing.

According to the incident report, CHS Principal Steven Butler contacted the CPD at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, stating he received a complaint by a juvenile female student about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. The female student said she had been inappropriately touched by a male teacher.

Butler stated the victim reported there were several occasions that the inappropriate touching occurred during class and on campus at the school.

Home damaged by electrical fire

A Cartersville residence suffered minor damage Tuesday morning after an electrical fire ignited beneath the home.

According to Bartow County Fire Department Battalion Chief Bryan Keeling, units from BCFD stations 1 and 2 and Cartersville Fire Department station 2 were dispatched to the home on Woodsong Court at 11 a.m.

An electrical problem beneath the singlewide mobile home caused the fire, which did less than $1,000 in damage, Keeling said.

No one was injured.