High school teacher charged with sexually assaulting student - CBS46 News

High school teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

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LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

A Gwinnett County high school teacher is in jail, accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a student.

Thomas Grimshaw, a math teacher at Mountain View High School, resigned on Monday and was arrested a short time later.

On Friday, Grimshaw was denied bond.

The incident allegedly happened at the school late last month.

According to a police report, investigators recovered text messages, pictures and a DVD containing video clips with incriminating evidence.

Parents and students were disturbed by the news.

"He never seemed like the kind of person who would do something like that," said Bria Virgil, a senior.

Virgil said Grimshaw was her trigonometry teacher. She never imagined the man she called "a nice guy" would be accused of something so revolting.

"It's really disturbing as well because that's one of my classmates. It's just shocking, crazy," Virgil said.

Aicha Bascaro, whose daughter is in the 11th grade, said if the charges against Grimshaw are true, he crossed the line.

"That's disgusting. That's terrible," Bascaro said. "We trust our schools to take care of our kids. We trust teachers to do the best thing for them and this is what happens?"

Tracy Moody, whose son is also in the 11th grade, said teachers should know better.

"He knows the rules and I'm sure there are rules in place for teacher-student contact. He broke the rules," Moody said.

Gwinnett County Schools would not comment on camera.

The district, instead, issued a statement, saying that it notified children's services and filed a report with the Professional Standards Commission.

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