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Teacher accused of letting students have sex in classroom

COBB COUNTY, Ga. – A DeKalb County Schools tribunal has affirmed a decision to fire a teacher accused of allowing students to have sex in a classroom.

Quentin Wright, a coach and teacher at Champion Middle School, was arrested May 19 and charged with four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to a DeKalb County Schools Public Safety incident report, police received a call from parents who alleged that Wright was sending inappropriate text messages to their 14-year-old son. Wright had made plans to meet the teen at the school on the morning of May 15. The parents said they looked through their son's phone and saw several inappropriate text messages from Wright.

The student told police of other alleged inappropriate contacts that Wright made with other male students involving female students at the school.

Wright has been terminated from the school, according to Quinn Hudson of DeKalb County Schools. A search warrant has been issued for Wright's computer, Hudson said.

"(Wright) was immediately removed from class. The school district acted very quickly in accordance with our protocol for dealing with these kinds of things," Quinn Hudson, the spokesman for DeKalb County Schools, told USA TODAY Network.

Wright was removed from the classroom Friday and by Monday school officials gave him a letter stating that the termination process would be started, Hudson said. Wright voluntarily resigned Tuesday just prior to being arrested, he said.

An arrest warrant says Wright arranged times with students when the classroom would be empty and gave them condoms.

Bond for Wright has been set at $16,000. It is unknown whether Wright has a lawyer at this time.

On May 29, a three-member DeKalb Schools tribunal hearing voted to affirm the recommendation that Wright be terminated. The DeKalb Board of Education will vote on June 1 to ratify, reject or amend the recommendation of the tribunal.

A separate criminal investigation is ongoing.

Material from USA Today was used in this report

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