Greer Middle School Teacher Arrested

Edwin Thomas facing charges

Ed Jenson
May 19, 2017 - 3:31 pm

The Greer Police Department said an Upstate middle school teacher is accused of inappropriately touching a student.

Edwin Thomas was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree assault and battery after an incident which occurred at Greer Middle School.

According to the incident report, Thomas is accused of approaching a female victim to tell her what a great student she was in his class. Thomas is accused of chasing the victim around the room before grabbing her from behind...

Greenville County Schools said Thomas was placed on administrative leave and police were contacted when allegations surfaced. He has since resigned his position.

A spokesperson said Thomas was hired by the district in August 2015.

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