East Forsyth Music Teacher Arrested For Indecent Liberties

3:10 PM, Dec 14, 2011   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- A music teacher at East Forsyth High has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student.

Winston Stephens, Jr., 59, of High Point has worked for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system since 1998 and at East Forsyth since 2001.

Kernersville Police investigated a complaint that Stephens, Jr. was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student.  He was arrested Wednesday.

WSFC Superintendent Don Martin suspended Stephens with pay on December 6.  He has recommend to the Board of Education that he be fired.

A statement for the school system says that the allegations were initially report to the school staff, who then informed Kernersville police.  Details of the allegations were not immediately available.

"These are disturbing charges, and we will not tolerate this type of behavior," Martin said. "I hope the actions of one teacher will not reflect poorly on all the teachers who do their best every day."

Winston Harvey Stephens Jr. is being held in the Forsyth County Jail on $100,000 secured bond.

Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools

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