Sampson County Teacher Charged With Taking Indecent Liberties With Student

A high school teacher in Sampson County has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a student.

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Jacob Lewis Scott

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:

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
Feb. Rigsbee Diane Reprimand Other-Falsifying application
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

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips:
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