A fourth-grade Chattooga County science teacher has been arrested by Trion, Ga., police on allegations of sexual misconduct involving a 15-year-old and on pornography charges, records show.
David Kenneth Daniel, 48, of Lyerly, Ga., was charged Monday night with enticing a child for indecent purposes, criminal attempt to commit child molestation, and possession of computer and electronic pornography, according to records in the Chattooga County Magistrate Court office.
Chattooga County Schools Superintendent Dwight Pullen said he was “stunned” by the arrest.
Daniel, 48, has been with the school system since August 2001. He was a fourth-grade science teacher at Leroy Massey Elementary School in Lyerly, Ga., at the time he was arrested, Pullen said. The victim is not a Chattooga County student, he said.
Daniel currently is barred from any Chattooga County school campus pending further internal investigation, Pullen said.
Chattooga County Jail officials said Daniel is free on a $75,000 property bond.
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Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...