(SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER) — An Ash Grove High School teacher charged with "sexual contact with a student" was told to stay out of that city and away from anyone under age 17.
William Nathan Herrington, 34, of Republic, was charged Monday with felony second-degree statutory sodomy, second-degree child molestation, and sexual contact with a student "on school property," according to charging documents.
Allegations surfaced in October that Herrington, a social studies teacher, had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old female student.
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Superintendent Kyle Collins called police after he was contacted by the parent of that student. He said the parent found "a handwritten note and several email messages that were of a sexual nature."