Docs: Kell Teacher Had History of Misconduct
The recent incidents that led to the firing and arrest of James Chadwick Brigham were the latest in a litany of inappropriate conduct, documents reveal.
The Kell High School teacher who was arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with students was not a stranger to improper behavioir, according to documents acquired by the Marietta Daily Journal.
According to James Chadwick Brigham's discipline file, he was previously suspended for seven days for calling a student's boyfriend a, "sheet head" and commented on the size of the private parts of a nude fresco. Additionally, Brigham made comments to students who were fired by a Dunkin Donuts about "fooling around in the back" of the store.
The fallout from the teacher's misconduct has been felt throughought Kell High School; Principal Trudie Donovan has resigned and was arrested for not reporting the students' complaints against Brigham within the legally-required 24 hour period. Kell High School Counselor Peggy Jerden also resigned last month, according to the MDJ.