Quiet Epidemic 2021: 24 reported NC public school education arrests

During the calendar year 2021, 24 North Carolina public school staffers and 15 individuals were arrested that worked in either a charter school, a non-public school, or a person who was in a non-teaching role.

Here is the list of public school education employee arrests tracked by this website in 2021. In 2020, this website reported on 29 such arrests.

The list of the charter or non-public/non-teaching arrests can be viewed here.

One of the individuals, Tyrus Khali Cromartie, plead guilty in June to taking indecent liberties with a minor. Cromartie does not appear on the N.C. State Board of Education’s teacher licensing revocation list and licensing records show his teaching license is still active:

Current Date: 12/31/2021 08:15 PM
License Number: 1226487
Name: Cromartie, Tyrus K
License Type: Educator
License Status: Current
Expiration Date: 06/30/2021
Effective Date: 07/01/2018
License Area(s): Mathematics 6-9

According to the educator discipline records on file with the N.C. State Board of Education, there were 18 teachers who faced license-related disciplinary actions between Jan. 2021 and Nov. 2021.

Eight of the 18 disciplinary actions were the voluntary surrender of a teaching license, four were revocation of a teaching license, four involved a reprimand and two involved suspensions of a teaching license.

Only four individuals on the licensure discipline list (see below) had criminal arrests reported by this website.

MONTH
LAST NAME
FIRST-MIDDLE NAMES
ACTION
REVOCATION REASON
Jan
Hall
Edward
Revocation
Other-Inappropriate relationship with a student
Mar
Byrd
Jennifer
Reprimand
Other – Inappropriate communication with a student
Mar
Kirby
Matthew
Suspension (5/5/2020 – 5/4/2022)
Other- Failed to report inappropriate behavior of a colleague with a female student
Mar
Willis
Carrington
Reprimand
Other- Inappropriate communications with a student
Apr
Campbell
Marcus
Revocation
Other- Engaged in improper mechanical restraint, isolation, and improper physical contact with a special needs student.
Apr
Feely
Frederick Demetrius
Vol. Surrender
Other-Forcible Sex offense
Apr
Garcia
Thomas
Vol. Surrender
Other – Sexual relationship w/a former student
Apr
Rickard 
Matthew Jonathan
Vol. Surrender
Other-Inappropriate relationship w/a former student
Apr
Woody
John Dean
Vol. Surrender
Inappropriate Social media communication w/student
June
Everette
Ervin
Revocation
Other- Inappropriate conduct toward a student
June
Hammersley
Gregory
Reprimand
Other-Viewing, searching and storing pornography material on school devices
July
Harmon
Pamela Sue
Vol. Surrender
Other-alleged inappropriate communication w/student
July
Johnson
Robin
Revocation
Other- Improper student behavior management processes
July
Moss
Kellen
Reprimand
Other – Inappropriate relationship with a former student
Nov
Hefner
Robert
Vol. Surrender
Other-Alleged inappropriate touching of a minor in another state
Nov
Howard
Larry Ellis
Vol. Surrender
Other-Alleged inappropriate touching of female students
Nov
Jordan
Jonathan
Vol. Surrender
Other-Inappropriate communications with a student
Nov
McNerlin
Ruthi
Suspension (January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021)
Other-Inappropriate relationship with a former student

 

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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