UPDATE: John Marshall Teacher Pleads Guilty to Battery Charges, Promptly Re-Arrested
David Duane Will, Jr., a John Marshall High School teacher accused of making unwanted advances against a female student, pleaded guilty to battery charges on Monday, and was promptly re-arrested by police on different charges.
According to Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil, Will was re-arrested on five counts of possession of child erotica, which is a misdemeanor. Cecil emphasized that the investigation is on-going.
Stay with us for updates.
ORIGINAL STORY, April 30, 2014:
A John Marshall High School teacher has been arrested and is facing a misdemeanor charge of battery after allegedly making unwanted advances against a female student at the school.
In a criminal complaint filed on Tuesday, a female student said she reported to the school's resource officer that on April 9, David Duane Will, Jr., 33, allegedly attempted to embrace and kiss her when she was sent to Will's classroom on an assignment to take photos for the school's yearbook.
According to the criminal complaint, the girl told police Will had previously contacted her via Facebook and Twitter with messages that made her uncomfortable, and she was hesitant to go to the classroom fearing Will would be there alone. She then asked her older sister to accompany her to the classroom. Upon arrival at the classroom, the girl noted there were other students in the room. As she entered the room, Will allegedly said to her, "What do you need beautiful? I've missed you."
The girl then said she attempted to ignore the comments and began to take photos of the class. It was at this time that Will allegedly moved toward her and attempted to embrace and kiss her, to which the girl said she immediately turned away from, with Will's kiss landing on her cheek. The girl immediately left the room and reported the incident to the school's resource officer. She then told police Will continued to contact her via social media, the messages to which she ignored.
According to the complaint, Will had previously been reported to the Marshall County Board of Education for a similar incident. He was arraigned and released on a $1,500 bond.