Former Cobb ‘Teacher of the Year’ faces 3 sexual assault charges

A former Cobb County “Teacher of the Year” was arrested Friday on three charges of sexual assault by a teacher.

Spencer Herron (Channel 2 Action News)

Spencer Herron, 48, of Acworth, was an acclaimed teacher at Kell High School in Marietta, being awarded “Teacher of the Year” for the 2016-2017 school year, Channel 2 Action News reported.

He was arrested Friday by Cobb County police at his Acworth home, Channel 2 reported.

He is currently in the Cobb County jail, and his bail is set at $55,220, according to jail records.

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Herron allegedly groped a student approximately four times during the 2016-2017 school year, according to the arrest warrants.

He allegedly had sex multiple times with two other students during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years, the warrants said. 

One of the victims said she was told to “be quiet” when she began crying, the warrant said. The other victim said Herron had sex with her after saying “she did not want to continue,” according to the warrant.

The Cobb County School District sent a statement to Channel 2 that said, “The district is aware of the allegations and has been cooperating fully with the police investigation.”

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