Nettleton teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

A Nettleton school employee is facing the allegation that he sexually assaulted a student.

Jermaine Thomas was arrested early Tuesday morning (April 26) in an ongoing investigation by the JPD Internet Crimes Against Children Division. JPD said in a release that on April 21, the school resource officer for Nettleton High School was notified of an alleged “inappropriate relationship between a student and an employee of the school.” Thomas is a teacher at Nettleton.

The press release said upon further investigation by JPD ICAC, they discovered evidence involving the teacher and a student.

Detectives and members of the JPD SWAT team arrested Thomas this morning for Sexual Assault – 1st Degree and three other charges not named in the release.

Nettleton School District issued a statement on social media, saying the following:

On Thursday, April 21st, Nettleton School District officials were notified of misconduct allegations between a teacher and a high school student. School officials immediately placed the teacher on administrative leave, began an investigation, and contacted law enforcement. The Jonesboro Police Department is now conducting its own investigation with the district’s cooperation. Students who need to discuss this issue or need support are encouraged to speak with a district counselor. Nettleton remains focused on student well-being and will not tolerate conduct that adversely affects its ability to provide students with a safe and secure learning environment.

Nettleton School District, via Facebook
Photos courtesy JPD.

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