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Arrested C-P teacher on admin. leave

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Como-Pickton Junior High Coach Carl Allen Byers, who was arrested Friday following allegations of indecency with a child, has been placed on paid administrative leave, the superintendent said Monday.

In a prepared statement, Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Kay Handlin said that the questions raised against Byers “involve violation of district policy,” which would require a personnel decision.

District and legal policies prevent discussion of personnel issues aside from noting the status of employment. Handlin Monday said Byers has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Thursday evening regarding a claim 51-year-old Byers had touched a female Pickton student inappropriately at school.

HCSO Investigator Charles Humphries on Friday arrested Byers, who listed a Mount Pleasant address on arrest reports, for indecency with a child by sexual contact. Byers was booked into, then released, Friday from the county jail, after securing the $20,000 bond on the charge, jail reports note.




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