Guilford County schools teacher arrested for sex acts with a student

A Guilford County Public Schools teaching assistant was arrested Thursday, March 12 on suspicion of performing sex acts with a juvenile student in 2019.

Christopher Arnell Holland, age 37, is charged with nine counts of sex acts with a student. Per the records at Guilford County Jail, he is being held under two secured bonds totaling $350,000.

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The charge is a Class G Felony carrying a sentence of 8 to 31 months per count.

Greensboro Police Department received a report in August 2019 that Holland had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a former student who attended Dudley High School. The student was a juvenile at the time of the alleged incidents.

Greensboro police say the case is not closed and there may be additional victims. Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to call Greensboro police at (336) 373-2255.

According to a report by GreensboroSports.com,  Holland was a boys basketball assistant coach this past season at Dudley High and was apparently coaching the team as recently as two weeks ago during the NCHSAA playoffs.

Holland was apparently a New York state resident, who came to Dudley HS as a student, back in the late 1990s to early 2000s, and was going to play basketball for the Dudley Panthers, but was ruled ineligible according to GreensboroSports.com.

The school district confirmed Holland resigned on March 11 after working at the school since August 2014. It is unclear at this time if Holland was given a background check.

“We take these accusations very seriously and will not tolerate any behavior that harms a student. We immediately contacted law enforcement and the person is no longer employed with the district,” said Dudley High School Principal Rodney Wilds.

There is no teaching license on file with the state for Holland and he is the tenth teacher arrest tracked by this website in 2020.

About A.P. Dillon

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