Mississippi substitute teacher arrested on fondling charge

A substitute teacher in Mississippi has been accused of inappropriate behavior with students.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 9:45 AM

LAKE CORMORANT, Miss. (AP) — A substitute teacher in Mississippi has been accused of inappropriate behavior with students.

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News outlets report the DeSoto County Sheriff's Department arrested 23-year-old Steven Colby on Monday. County jail records say he was arrested on a charge of fondling by a person in a position of trust.

County schools told WHBQ-TV in a statement law enforcement was contacted after a student notified a Lake Cormorant High School guidance counselor about a substitute teacher sending an inappropriate text to a group of students.

Colby was contracted by a third-party, Kelly Services, which said in a statement it's cooperating with investigators and that all substitute teachers undergo background checks and training.

Jail records say Colby's bond is set at $30,000 with a court date scheduled for Friday.

It's unclear if Colby has a lawyer.

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