GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A former Northern Guilford high school assistant football coach has been arrested.
Connor Jordan Earp, 25, was arrested on Wednesday.
He was charged with felony indecent liberties with a child under the age of sixteen. According to court documents, the victim is a student.
He is no longer employed with Guilford County Schools after resigning on Wednesday.
Northern Guilford parents told FOX8 they wanted to know about the investigation and arrest sooner.
“The last thing you ever expect is to find out a teacher has been arrested. Anything like that. Any criminal behavior,” said Kelley Johnson, who has a son in the tenth grade.
She raised concerns that a message to parents only went out after Earp bonded out of jail.
“(To ) have those important discussions about what possibly went down before they went to school, and have conversations amongst their friends because it’s a big rumor mill, and I would have liked to have that conversation with my kid myself,” Johnson said.
According to Guilford County Schools, Earp had only been with the district since Aug. 11 of this year.
Superintendent of Guilford County Schools Dr. Sharon Contreras released this statement regarding the situation:
We are saddened by the recent allegations regarding the unconscionable actions of the former GCS staff member. The emotional and physical well-being of our students is our top priority and we will not tolerate any behavior that puts that in jeopardy. We are fully cooperating with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department while launching our own internal investigation into this matter. The employee immediately resigned following the accusation. Counseling services are available to the student and we thank students, parents and employees who took action in this case and encourage others to do the same.
His next court hearing is scheduled for late October.