Teacher accused of sexual assaulting student

A Gwinnett County high school teacher was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually assaulting a student, according to school and jail records.

Thomas Frederick Grimshaw, who taught math at Mountain View High School in Lawrenceville, remained Thursday afternoon in the Gwinnett County jail, where he was being held without bond.

Grimshaw, 33, of Dacula, resigned from his teaching job Monday during the school system’s investigation into his alleged inappropriate relationship with a student, school district spokesman Sloan Roach said Thursday. Grimshaw had been employed with the district since August 2006, Roach said.

Mountain View principal Keith Chaney reported the allegations involving Grimshaw to school system police Friday, according to the incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The alleged assault occurred April 29, the report states.

Details regarding the alleged assault were not released. The incident reports states that video clips and text messages were being examined as evidence.

The district made a report to the Division of Family and Children Services and to the Professional Standards Commission regarding these allegations, Roach said.

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