Robeson substitute arrested on child abuse, strangulation charges

A Robeson County Public Schools substitute teacher was arrested on child abuse and strangulation charges.


TYRENZA TAYLOR (image via Robeson County Sheriff bulletin)

Tyrenza Taylor, age 26, was arrested on Mar. 13 by Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and was charged with two counts of assault by strangulation, two counts of misdemeanor child abuse, and two counts of felonious restraint.

He was taken into custody on Mar. 13, 2023, at 10: 17 a.m. and bonded out by 11:42 a.m. that same morning.

It is unclear what type and bond amount was issued to Taylor.

The charges stem from alleged assaults by Taylor on two Lumberton Junior High School students. The alleged incidents took place Mar. 2.

Taylor appears to have an active TikTok account with over 727.4 thousand followers. The account hosts videos that appear to have been taken while Taylor was on school campuses that include student interactions.

The district did not issue a formal statement but did say that Taylor “was a substitute teacher. He is no longer employed with the district.”

There is no teaching license on file with the state for Taylor.

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