Gwinnett County Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault
Posted at 2:27 PM, Oct 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-08 14:27:00-04

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — An instructor at a Gwinnett County middle school has been charged with sexual assault and sexual battery of a student.

News outlets in Atlanta are reporting that James E. Buckland, a Junior Leadership Corps instructor at Summerour Middle School in Norcross, was arrested Wednesday by Gwinnett County police.

According to the arrest report, Buckland made sexual contact with a student at the school during school hours on Sept. 15.

Gwinnett County schools had not responded to a request from WSB-TV ( for comment as of Wednesday night.

It was not immediately known whether Buckland has an attorney.

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