Jonesboro High School teacher video: Clayton County teacher arrested for assault and rape JONESBORO
A Jonesboro High School football coach and math teacher have been arrested and charged with multiple sex crimes, including child molestation.
Marcus Johnson Allen, 37, was jailed on Friday March 18 for indecent exposure, indecent exposure, sexual assault on a disabled person and pedophilia.
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Allen remains in the Clayton County Jail without bond. During his first appearance before Judge Stephen Knights on Monday, March 20, Allen remained silent and was asked if he would be allowed to speak to a lawyer. for his work.
The judge scheduled Allen’s preliminary hearing for April 25. However, Knights said the case could be taken, advising Allen to “keep it to himself”.
It is not known how long Allen worked for the school district. However, according to openpayrolls.com, he was listed as a grade 6-8 teacher from 2013 to 2019.
The site also lists Allen as a 2020 grade 9-12 teacher. In both cases, the Clayton County School Board is listed as his employer.
A statement from the school system said Clayton Public Schools officials are aware of the investigation at Jonesboro High and the district follows standard procedures for handling employee issues.
“Due to the progress of this investigation, we cannot comment further,” officials said in a statement.