WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Parkland High School assistant teacher has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a student, according to police.
Darren Rashad Nelson, 34, of Winston-Salem, is charged with taking indecent liberties with a student by a teacher and sexual battery.
Police said on June 1, officials with Parkland contacted to the school resource officer about some possible inappropriate behavior between Nelson and a 15-year-old female student.
Detectives followed up on the report and determined that Nelson allegedly groped the student at some point while they were alone on campus.
On Tuesday, Nelson was arrested at his home in Winston-Salem.
He was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $3,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 2.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that Superintendent Beverly Emory has recommended Nelson’s dismissal.
Nelson has been suspended by the school system without pay.
Nelson has taught for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools since 2003 and at Parkland since 2013.