Authorities in Brunswick County have charged a high school teacher and assistant football coach with sex offenses against a student.
David Hamilton Arrowood of Holden Beach faces seven counts each of sex offense with a student by school personnel and indecent liberties with a student by school personnel. He was arrested Wednesday, and Brunswick Sheriff Ronald Hewitt says his bail remained at $500,000 after a bond hearing yesterday.
Hewitt says authorities learned of the allegations from a resource officer at West Brunswick High School. He says school officials walked into Arrowood's classroom and found him engaging in improper activity with a 17-year-old female student.
The sheriff's office says Arrowood has taught math and coached at the school since 1990.
Brunswick Superintendent Katie McGee says Arrowood was suspended with pay as of Wednesday afternoon pending the results of an internal investigation.
They catch him in the act, red handed if you will and yet he is suspended with pay pending an investigation. It all seems pretty cut and dry to me. So why waste the tax payers money? If at a later time he is found innocent (fat chance) then reimperse him and make him whole.