Polk public school teacher arrested on indecent liberties charges (Updated)

A Polk County Public Schools teacher was arrested on indecent liberties charges.



John Brian Taylor, age 49, was arrested by Polk County Sheriff’s deputies on Nov. 15 on indecent liberties charges involving a student.

Taylor was issued a $50,000 secured bond which he posted and he was released within hours of his arrest. His next court appearance is scheduled for today, Nov. 16.

Law enforcement officials say they believe only one student is involved and the investigation is ongoing.

Taylor is a Business teacher at Polk County High School.

The district has yet to release a statement and Polk Schools Superintendent Aaron Greene would not comment on “personnel matters” but indicated Taylor is still employed with the district while the investigation continues.

Taylor has an active North Carolina teaching license in the areas of Business and Business Information Technology Education. The license was issued in July 2020. Unless revoked, that license will not expire until June 2025.

Update: Per a report by ABC News 13, Taylor is no longer an employee of Polk County Public Schools.

Superintendent Aaron Greene said in a statement issued on Dec. 5 that Polk County Schools “separated from employment” with Taylor and that he had surrendered his teaching license, per the report.

Taylor’s surrendered license has not yet appeared on the Revoked License page maintained by the state board of education.


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: APDillon@Protonmail.com
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