A former Wayne County teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
In October of 2019, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit began an investigation into allegations made by a former Charles B. Aycock High School student regarding an inappropriate sexual relationship between herself and a teacher. The relationship allegedly occurred during the dates of February 24th and April 18th, 2015. Wayne County Public Schools Central Office was informed of the allegations and they assisted with the investigation.
32-year-old Keith G. Woodard, III of La Grange was arrested Tuesday on three felony counts of Taking Indecent Liberties with a Student by a Teacher. His bond was set at $6,000 secured. At the time of his arrest, Woodard was no longer employed by WCPS.
Wayne County Public Schools released the following statement regarding Woodard’s arrest on Tuesday:
“On October 20, Keith Woodard, III, a former English teacher at Charles B. Aycock High School was arrested for three felony counts of indecent liberties with a student. Woodard was hired in August 2012 as a teacher at the school. He was suspended with pay on October 17, 2019 and resigned from WCPS employment on April 9, 2020, following an extensive school system investigation.
The district continuously cooperated with law enforcement throughout its investigation. It was also able to bring key information to light as part of its own internal investigation, which aided law enforcement investigators in bringing these charges.”