A Houston County High School teacher has resigned days after school officials forwarded a complaint to the Warner Robins Police Department.
James Vance, a social studies teacher and assistant basketball coach, submitted his resignation, Beth McLaughlin, director of community and school affairs for Houston County schools, said in an email late Thursday afternoon.
The matter is still under investigation by the Warner Robins Police Department.
The Houston County school system filed a complaint with police based on allegations it had received involving “inappropriate content,” police spokeswoman Jennifer Parson said in an email earlier this week. She did not elaborate. “We are investigating their complaint,” the email said.
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McLaughlin said in an email this week that there were allegations of “inappropriate behavior involving social media.”
Attempts to reach Vance by phone on Thursday were unsuccessful.
The Telegraph also requested records from Warner Robins police related to the incident, but that request was denied Thursday based on state law regarding the protection of potential juvenile victims in cases.
“Final determination of the applicability of this statute can only be made after the receipt of certain records for which a search warrant was issued on Feb. 19, 2015. It is estimated the records will be received within the next four to six weeks,” police department Operations Manager Melanie Byer said in a statement.
“Due to the unique circumstances of this matter, the city commits to inform you of its position as quickly as the records are received and a conclusion is reached.”