Former Thomas Co. Teacher Arrested for Obscene Contact with Child Online

Grady Jewell Jr.
Posted at 3:04 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 10:29:58-05

THOMAS Co., GA (WTXL) - A former Thomas County teacher has been arrested after deputies say he had obscene contact with a child online.

According to the Thomas County Sheriff's Office, Grady Jewell Jr. was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of obscene internet contact with a child.

Deputies say a school counselor was told that Jewell was sent inappropriate messages to a student.

Jewell had been teaching at Berrien Middle School but according to the Superintendent there, he resigned from the district on March 3.

Berrien Schools had him listed as an 8th grade language arts teacher on their website.