Teen accuses teacher of inappropriate behavior

A 17-year-old high school student says Kansas Vo-Tech Instructor John Greene used his influence as a teacher to violate her.

"It appears that he had a student that indicated that he had touched her inappropriately on more than one occasion," explained Memphis Police Sergeant Vince Higgins.

Police say the teen saw Greene while walking home from school April 27. She says he called her over and touched her inappropriately. The teen says a second incident happened at Greene's off-campus alumni fraternity house May 22.

"She was walking by the house at some point and he beckoned for her to come to the house," Higgins said.

That's when police say Greene touched the teen again, but she broke loose and ran home crying.

The president of the alumni chapter says it's too early to jump to conclusions.

"Unfortunately, these allegations exist and beyond that, any further speculation on that would be inappropriate at this time," said Earl Young.

Police say Greene resigned from his teaching position after learning the student informed the school. Memphis City Schools conducted an internal investigation and they say Greene is no longer employed by the school system. Greene is expected to make his first court appearance this week for his preliminary hearing. Court records show this was Green's first criminal offence.