A high school teacher in Sampson County has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a student.
Jacob Lewis Scott, age 26, has been charged with indecent liberties with a student. The accuser is allegedly a Lakewood high student who is 18-year old.
While legally an adult, state statute dictates inappropriate activity between a teacher and student is against the law. Indecent liberties with a student is a felony offense.
At his first hearing, a $2,500 unsecured bond was issued for Scott. The next court date is scheduled for June 29th.
Scott had been a teacher at Lakewood High School in Sampson County since 2015.
Scott has a biography that is still posted on the school’s website. In it, he describes his position as an agriculture teacher and FFA adviser with a family background and believes that “a hands-on approach is key to a student’s success.”
According to school officials, Scott resigned on May 14th. It’s unclear, but unlikely he gave the 30-day notice required by state law.
The arrest of Scott is the 12th such teacher related arrest tracked by this website since January 1, 2018.
Here is an updated list of the current disciplinary actions as listed by the NC State Board of Education:
|MONTH||LAST NAME||FIRST-MIDDLE NAMES||ACTION||REVOCATION REASON|
|Jan.||Flowers||Brandon||Vol. Surrender||Convicted-Crime against nature (solicit)|
|Jan.||Greene||Jessica||Auto Revocation||Convicted-Sex act with student|
|Jan.||McCoy||Nathanael||Vol. Surrender||Other-Falsification of licensure documents|
|Jan.||Palko||Blair||Vol. Surrender||Other-Inappropriate interactions w/female student|
|Feb.||Dexter||Mark||Auto Revocation||Convicted-Indecent liberties with a child|
|Mar.||Scales||Tulsa||Revocation||Other-Inappropriate interaction with student|
|Apr.||Guffey||Jeffrey||Auto Revocation||Convicted-Indecent liberties with a student|
|Apr.||Henderson||Joshua||Vol. Surrender||Other-inappropriate texting with student|
|Apr.||McLean||Adrian||Automatic Revocation||Convicted-Indecent liberties & sexual exploitation of a minor|
|Apr.||Vazquez||Juan||Auto Revocation||Convicted-Sex act with a student|
|Apr.||Wright||Devin||Revocation||Other-inappropriate relationship w/student|