Dominique Evans
Photo: Smyrna Police Department
Photo: Smyrna Police Department

Cobb drama teacher arrested, accused of inappropriate behavior with student

One Campbell High School teacher is behind bars and another has been suspended as police investigate allegations of an inappropriate relationship between the staff members and a student, authorities said. 

Dominique Donte Evans, a drama teacher at the Cobb County school, was arrested Tuesday on charges of solicitation of sodomy and obscene telephone calls to a minor, Smyrna police said.

Police started investigating Evans after receiving a complaint from an adult about potentially inappropriate behavior between the teacher and a student, said Sgt. Louis Defense, spokesman for Smyrna police.

The investigation centers on two male teachers and a male student, he said.

In a letter to parents, Campbell Principal Jeanne Walker said an investigation into the teachers was launched Tuesday after the school learned about the allegations. The letter says one teacher was arrested and another was placed on leave, but it does not name the teachers.

“While I understand that you may want to know more detail, to maintain compliance with student privacy laws and to not interfere with an ongoing police investigation, our focus will continue to be on teaching and learning at Campbell High School,” Walker wrote. “Our highest priority is student safety and we strive to ensure that our campus is secure in every way. Our staff will continue to vigilantly safeguard your students.”

In a statement, a Cobb County School District spokeswoman confirmed that a second teacher was placed on leave pending the police investigation, but did not give the teacher’s name. 

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