FIRST ON 3: Ashley High School assistant teacher arrested for indecent liberties with student


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Submitted: Wed, 03/28/2012 - 12:19am
Updated: Wed, 03/28/2012 - 7:50pm
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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County assistant teacher is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a 17-year-old girl. The alleged victim is a student at Ashley High School, where White worked, according to an arrest warrant.

Dishon Tamere White, 26, of Leland, turned himself into New Hanover County Sheriff’s detectives shortly after 7 p.m. He was placed under a $15,000 secure bond and is currently in the New Hanover County Detention Facility.

The alleged crime happened between November 29, 2011, and February 2nd, according to the warrant.

White graduated from Hoggard High School in 2003 and went on to play football at Winston-Salem State University, according to the university’s athletics website.

27 Comments

  • Frank Lettiere says:

    I’ve known D. White for the longest time and this does not add up one bit. Dishon has always been a good kid and standup guy. The only thing we know as of right now is he turned himself in and he is in jail. We all need patients, clarity, and crucial crucible lesson. If we go out on a witch hunt and claim he is guilty than he we be guilty in our eyes before he is judged. If dishon did anything inappropriate let the consequences follow as such. As a longtime friend, I will not be bending my perception without the full story based upon my knowledge of Dishon.

  • Sara says:

    If he didnt work for the school in any way there would be no crime. Well unless it was forced or something.

    The age of consent in North Carolina is 16. However, certain exceptions to this general rule exist.

    No employee of a K-12 school can have any sexual activity with any student at that school except when married to the person {§14‑27.7}; this is a felony unless the actor is less than 4 years older than the student and is not a teacher, administrator, student teacher, safety officer, or coach. This prohibition covers adults and students who were at the school at the same time, and continues in force as long as the younger person is a student at any K-12 school, regardless of age.

  • Lucy says:

    All else fail pull the race card, that is always the case! Full thing is it’s always the black people pulling the race card on themselves. You don’t see white people pull the race card? Sad but yet true! Accept the fact.
    I guess they think pulling the race card will make people feel sorry for them and have sympathy, yah right far from feeling sympathy for anyone who hurts or does anything to someone of age or underage.

    This guy did the crime got caught now he can he is a predator and he can be someone’s little b**ch in prison.

    No sympathy for him nor anyone like him.

    Quit pulling the race card and make people take fault for their action!

  • AHSStudent says:

    Mr. White was a good person. He might have did or said some things that a teacher isn’t suppose to say or do to a student. He’s the best teacher I’ve known even though he was a little off sometimes he was cool and caring and motivated me when I needed it most and made sure I was okay and doing good in school. To me he isn’t guilty . Everybody has a voice and the student should speak up and say no what you’re doing is wrong unless they accepted it then it’s wrong for the both of them but if he kept messing with them then there is a problem. This justice system and government is so messed up. It’s taking them forever to find Zimmerman guilty when they know dog on well that young boy did nothing to him but when it comes to just someone saying a teacher did something to them oh they are right on it but anyways they need to do a whole investigation before they say he is guilty of anything the student could be lying just to get him fired for all they know.

  • AHSStudent says:

    It really does.

  • Unknown says:

    Coach White would never do a thing like this. It sucks not seeing him around school anymore.

  • Curt Ball says:

    Now how did an issue of sexual abuse of an adult upon a minor student under his charge at a school…. how did this become a racial issue ??

    The answer is simple: There are already racial issues. I don’t know of anyone of anyone race who feels comfortable or safe nowadays. As far as “race cards”, Blacks didn’t manufacture the deck or deal the hands. The only cards we humans can ever play are the cards that we feel we are dealt. Personally, I think this is a discussion for a different issue. The REAL issue here is the issue of an adult having sex with a minor that he was charged to protect. And that cuts across all races, creeds, colors, and countries of origins.

    And that is the real truth.

    As sure as my name is my real name.

  • Kaitlin Harris says:

    i am a student at Eugene Ashley high school. The girls that are having sexual intercourse with teachers need to keep their mouth close. If the girls keep telling the police sooner or later their will be no more teacher at Ashley

  • Guest2020 says:

    The man works around children. He is in a position of authority and if he is guilty then he abused that authority. He should very well be investigated.

  • Jerry says:

    Holy smokes…anyone else google his Twitter account? How can a sexual predator like this actually work in the school system?

  • AHS STUDENT says:

    Ashley has a lot of problems don’t they? They should just close the school this is crazy.And its not the first time something happen like this at Ashley High School

  • Guest1978 says:

    It amazes me how the different media outlets can report the same story with so many inconsistencies. Was he a teacher or a teacher’s assistant? Not that being one or the other makes the alleged crime any less horrible.

  • Kevin Wuzzardo says:

    Thanks for your question. The Sheriff’s Office told us he was a teacher. It has subsequently updated and corrected the information.

    Thanks
    KEVIN WUZZARDO
    News Content Manager
    WWAY NewsChannel 3

  • Y says:

    He was a teacher assistant cause he use to wrk at hoggard before I graduated in 2011 and these grown ass girls be coming to him so they just in much of wrong as him because I know he wouldn’t force nothing cause he didn’t have to he was a good help in school tho but these people should get they story together before talking # Jus saying

  • PublicAvenger says:

    Our tax dollars, hard at work. We overlook quality people, to hire some fox to guard the henhouse.

  • Guestgustd says:

    That’s why underage girls are called “jailbait”. He caught him some, now he’ll be somebody’s little girl in JAIL! They sure have low standards for teachers in New Hanover Co. schools!

  • Anonymous says:

    I have actually worked with several teachers at Ashley High in the past year and the room he “taught” was one of them. He was the assistant teacher. I just wanted to help you with your facts.

  • burger boy says:

    Him’s a good boy, hims’ didn’t no nuffinz, him’s was just turning his life around to play feetsballs

  • Abby says:

    How about you go learn proper English! People like you wonder why you can’t get jobs. Maybe if you knew how to speak proper clean English you wouldn’t have a problem.

    I am glad this no good piece of trash is off the streets and out of the school system!

    Now he can be someones B**ch in jail.

    Sick people in this world!

  • Formerly disappointed says:

    I hope that Principal Bowen was closely involved very early in the investigation of this case and pressed for swift, stern legal action. I was quite disappointed in how the previous principal handled an incident with students which reflected poorly on the staff and the principal’s lack of thorough investigation. It also revealed insufficient accountability guidelines and/or adherence to them. Certainly, being a school teacher or administrator can be challenging and rewarding. Those who endeavor in this honorable profession deserve a chance to make a positive impact, but never to include any lewd behavior (per the law, regardless of whether the student is a willing participant). My best wishes to Principal Bowen and his staff to overcome this terrible situation.

  • Tracie C says:

    THAT was supposed to be another racist moron’s try at humor >.> FAIL!

  • seriously? is that supposed to be cool or something? #baffled

  • AHS Student says:

    I find this quite hilarious, considering this isn’t the first coach to go to jail for doing stuff with students don’t you think they’d learn to keep it on the down low if they were going to do it? I don’t see a problem with it, but they shouldn’t be stupid enough to get caught.

  • AHSeducation says:

    Seriously kid, you need a wake up call. In no way shape or form is this type of behavior accepted in our society. Looks like you are well on your way to sexual predation yourself. Mom n Dad would be so proud of you!!!! #youneedhelp

  • longcolt says:

    was a white female teacher….he could marry his victim & this would all be swept under the rug. or maybe they would just say he was depressed, or maybe not enough attention from the hubby. can’t wait to see how lopsided this decision will be. white female predator teachers=get off clean, just go work somewhere else. male predator teachers=throw the book at them. why not fire, incarcerate & register both????

  • SHAMEonYOu says:

    This is not hilarious, nor is it a joking matter. What is going on with New Hanover county schools??? One beats em up, the other tries to sexually seduce them!

    Not only was he coaching high school athletics, but what about his Youth program he started…Wilmington Bulldogs. Check with those kids too and make sure he didnt try anything there. SICK SICK SICK SICK SICK! Youre a 26 yr old man, and she is 17yrs old. You had a WOMAN, a KID, and a home!! #whohiredthisguy

  • frank lettiere says:

    I’ve known D. White for the longest time and this does not add up one bit. Dishon has always been a good kid and standup guy. The only thing we know as of right now is he turned himself in and he is in jail. We all need patients, clarity, and crucial crucible lesson. If we go out on a witch hunt and claim he is guilty than he we be guilty in our eyes before he is judged. If dishon did anything inappropriate let the consequences follow as such. As a longtime friend, I will not be bending my perception without the full story based upon my knowledge of Dishon.

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