Campbell County teacher indicted for inappropriate conduct with

Campbell County teacher indicted for inappropriate conduct with student

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Lonnie Vann (source: Campbell County Sheriff's Office) Lonnie Vann (source: Campbell County Sheriff's Office)

LAFOLLETTE (WATE) - A Campbell County teacher has been indicted by a grand jury for inappropriate conduct with a student.

Lonnie Vann, 43, is charged with solicitation of a minor, sexual battery by an authority figure, tampering with evidence and assault.

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Vann, who taught at LaFollette Middle School, was placed on suspension without pay in October 2013 after allegations of inappropriate conduct arose.

The case was handed over to the District Attorney General and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in November.

TBI agents say they determined that on October 22, Vann took a 13-year-old student off school property to Coolidge First Baptist Church. While in the building, Vann allegedly hugged the female student and tried to kiss her, both without consent.

Vann also allegedly tampered with evidence by altering images on a recording device at the church.

The TBI says Vann turned himself in at the Campbell County Jail Monday morning. He was later released on $10,000 bond.

Vann taught history and social studies at the school. He has also taught at the high school level in the past.

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