Middle school tutor, coach arrested for indecent liberties with 12-year-old girl

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A middle school tutor and coach is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a student. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Jammie Lynn Locklear, 36, of Lake Waccamaw Wednesday night.

Columbus County Schools Superintendent Alan Faulk asys Locklear, who has been suspended with pay, is an Indian tutor and assistant football coach at Hallsboro Middle School, where the 12-year-old victim is a student. Faulk said Locklear also served as boys basketball coach at the school last year.

Investigators say the incident happened Wednesday evening away from school. Locklear is out of jail under $10,000 secure bond.

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Throughout human history, people have been quick to condemn each other without a full gathering of the facts. "IF" the accusations are true, then yes the letter of the law should be followed fully and swiftly. It seems that some of you are quick to administer justice before all information has been gathered or presented, much like the angry mobs of history; the only think you lack are the lynching ropes or pitchforks. Allow the investigators to do their jobs. Allow the man to face the accusations and the courts to come up with a verdict before jumping in line to punch his dance card. Even volunteers are made to go through background checks. If his record had anything remotely damning, his race would not have excused him and secured his position. So before making commments that scream ignorance and a cowardly need for vigilante indignation, collect a few facts and consider the thought that everyone who is accused is not always guilty.

If found guilty, his prison dance card will always be full. Enjoy.

In Maryland, teachers (tutors) are NEVER allowed to meet with 12 year old students, away from the campus. Tutoring is conducted always on the school property, always in the same room with another adult school employee nearby, usally in a library, and usually during school hours.

To allow such actions away from a controlled enviroment, is to just asking for trouble. In Maryland, a tutor would be immediatey fired, if it was discovered he tutored a student off campus. If this is not a policy in Columbus County, I hope it becomes one. Otherwise, you're just asking for trouble.

If these rules were in place, and were being adhered to, we would not be having this issue.

The event was not school related. He was not meeting with the child for a school sanctioned event. Please do not make comments about things that you know nothing about.

Before you all get on here blasting off, this situation has nothing to do with Columbus County Schools. Here again, the general public goes spirting off at the mouth when you are not even familar with the situation. You know that the news crews put the info on here that attracts, not all the facts. Its typical journalism. This situation is thru Native American Affairs at the St. James Fire Department in the Native American community and not apart of the school system. He just happens to be a Native American tutor for the school system and you know the journalists are going to attach this to the article to draw attention.

Spirting? Funny funny word, not spurting? Further, you wrote it's "not apart of the school system." Actually it is apart of the school system. What you meant to write is it's not a part of the school system, two words: a part. You're right; it is not a part although it is apart.

Hah!

We pay our teachers around 25k per year. In Maryland, I'm sure its much better. This guy was a tutor, probably being paid pennies on the dollar and more then likely didn't even go through sufficent background check.

NO, don't raise our taxes, but continue to protect our students from predators...Wake up NC. Get with it. Your education system is going down the drain.

Things like this only quantify how bad it is.

Just give a preditor thug, an oppertunity, he will let nature take its course. Animals, just do what comes natural. It's in their nature. They only care about their selfish desires, and could care less about harming the life of a innocent 12 year old girl. (Just look at Penn State)

What also makes me sick is, with all the thousands of highly qualified teachers, getting laid off, we still follow racial quotas. I wonder what rules were bent for this guy ? We should forget about quotas, and hire the best people we can. Affirmative Action, and Political Correctness, have ruined our schools.