A now-former Guilford County Public Schools assistant football coach was arrested this week on indecent liberty charges involving a student.
Connor Jordan Earp, age 25, was arrested on Sept. 22 and charged with one felony count of indecent liberties with a minor under the age of 16. He was issued a $25,000 unsecured bond and was released from the Guilford County Detention Center.
Records from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office show Earp was arrested a second time on Sept. 24 on the same charge.
The victim is a student at Northern Guilford High School where Earp works as an assistant football coach.
Superintendent of Guilford County Schools Dr. Sharon Contreras released the following statement:
We are saddened by the recent allegations regarding the unconscionable actions of the former GCS staff member. The emotional and physical well-being of our students is our top priority and we will not tolerate any behavior that puts that in jeopardy. We are fully cooperating with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department while launching our own internal investigation into this matter. The employee immediately resigned following the accusation. Counseling services are available to the student and we thank students, parents and employees who took action in this case and encourage others to do the same.
Earp apparently resigned his position on Sept. 21, the day before he was arrested for the first time. He had only worked for the district since August.
There is no teaching license on file with the state for Earp. He is the 21st non-teaching arrest of a public school employee in 2021 tracked by this website.