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Officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office charged an East Lincoln High School science teacher for indecent liberties with a student.
Jeremiah Howard Wood, 906 Ponderosa Trail, Cameron, NC is charged with one count of the offense and was released under a $9,500 bond.
The school’s Resource Officer Robert Milton issued the warrant Tuesday afternoon.
“It appears to be one incident that we know of,” said Detective Lt. Hal Kluttz.
Kluttz said the incident occurred March 19.
Wood turned himself in at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate.
Milton and detectives Don Mauldin and Lester White investigated the incident.
This is the second teacher charged at ELHS with indecent liberties with a student. Former social studies teacher John Tyler Beatty was arrested in October.
According to the most recent annual report on school crime and violence by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, East Lincoln High School saw no cases of sexual offenses in the 2005-06 school year.by Staff Reports

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