Madison County teacher accused of molesting student

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Police have arrested a Jackson-Madison County school teacher at his job and charged him with inappropriately touching a student.

According to The Jackson Sun 41-year-old Thomas Berry of Whiteville was charged with a count of sexual battery by an authority figure after police investigated a complaint from September. Authorities said Berry is accused of intentionally touching a private part of a 15-year-old girl, who was 1 of his students.

The school system placed Berry on unpaid suspension, pending the outcome of the charge.

Berry was arrested Thursday at South Side High School, where he teaches auto technology.

Information from: The Jackson Sun.

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