Metro Atlanta shocked as 4 teachers arrested for sex with students

Teachers accused of having sex with students (Gwinnett County Police and Jail)
Teachers accused of having sex with students (Gwinnett County Police and Jail)

There seems to be an epidemic in the number of teachers being accused of having sex with students. Every few weeks, a story pops up of a teacher engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a pupil and the metro Atlanta area is no different. But in the 2016 school year, one metro Atlanta county has seen at least 4 teachers accused of the crime. Gwinnett County, Georgia, has the dubious distinction of leading the way in this trend.

Here is a look at teachers who’ve┬ámade the news for all the wrong reasons:


James Buckland, 43, Summerour Middle School/Arrested: Oct. 7, 2015

James Buckland (Photo Credit: Gwinnett County Jail)
James Buckland (Photo credit: Gwinnett County Jail)

Allegations: Buckland is accused of touching a 16-year-old girl inappropriately at the school. He is currently incarcerated at the Gwinnett County Jail awaiting a court date on May 27, 2016

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