A Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools teacher has been charged with sex crimes involving a student, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
Brian Jacob Weavil, age 43, is charged with two felony counts of sex offense by a teacher against student (Class G), two felony counts of statutory sex offense against a child (Class B1), and two felony counts of indecent liberties with a child (Class F).
Class G Felony: 8 to 31 months
Class B1 Felony: 144 months to life without parole
Class F felony: 10 to 41 months
Weavil was being held in the Forsyth County jail under a $400,000 secured bond but appears to have been released as inmate records do not list him anymore. His next court date will be August 1.
According to law enforcement, a Walkertown High School resource officer was made aware of an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a teacher and a female student under the age of 15. Authorities opened an investigation which led to Weavil’s arrest.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools released a statement which included Weavil’s employment history with the district and current status as “suspended without pay pending an investigation.”
“On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, a Winston-Salem/Forsyth County teacher, Brian Weavil, was charged with felony sex offenses involving a student. When district officials learned of the investigation earlier this year, Weavil was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
“Weavil started with WS/FCS as a teacher at East Forsyth High School in 2001 and resigned in 2006. He was rehired at East Forsyth in 2007 and remained a teacher there until he transferred to Walkertown High School in 2014. In August of 2018, Weavil went on an approved leave from his teaching position but continued to serve as a substitute teacher at Walkertown High School.
“We will continue to work with law enforcement through this investigation and always take allegations concerning the safety and well-being of our students seriously. We always encourage parents and students to make us aware of any situation that concerns them.”
The Walkertown High website shows that Weavil was teaching Earth/Environmental science both semesters.
Weavil says on his bio page that “I have had the pleasure of teaching in WSFCS since 2001. Teaching Earth/Environmental Science is my passion and through presentations, peer work, labs, and visual demonstrations, I try to pass this passion on to my students. Below is my class schedule. Please know that my door is always open and I am here to help in any way I can.”
According to state records, Weavil has an active North Carolina teaching license in the area of “Science 9-12” which does not expire until June of 2021.
The page maintained by the State Board of Education which documents teacher license revocations and disciplinary actions in North Carolina has not been updated since March.
Sources inside the Department of Public Instruction tell this website that the page has not been updated because of Supt. Mark Johnson, who allegedly has dozens of cases involving revocation or suspension due to teacher misconduct are sitting unprocessed and unsigned on his desk.
Multiple attempts to reach Johnson for comment have been unsuccessful. The communications staff at the Department of Public Instruction has been unresponsive to calls on this issue, as well as on several unrelated records request this reporter has submitted.
Equally unhelpful to the public is that the NC Public Schools website only lists the old communications director as the point of contact. Citizens can get the correct point of contact for the communications staff by using the most recent employee directory.