CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: Who is Tyler Dean Melton? Former School Teacher at Southlake Christian Academy, Huntersville, North Carolina Accused of Felony Sex Acts with Student – Surrenders to Police – Granted $10,000 Secured Bond [#TylerMelton #TylerDeanMelton #NCChristianSchool #HuntersvilleSchool #SouthlakeChristian #SouthlakeChristianAcademy]

CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: Who is Tyler Dean Melton? Former School Teacher at Southlake Christian Academy, Huntersville, North Carolina Accused of Felony Sex Acts with Student – Surrenders to Police – Granted $10,000 Secured Bond [#TylerMelton #TylerDeanMelton #NCChristianSchool #HuntersvilleSchool #SouthlakeChristian #SouthlakeChristianAcademy]

A former SouthLake Christian Academy teacher turned himself in to police on Friday after being accused of having an inappropriate contact with a student.

Tyler Dean Melton, 26, was charged with felony sex acts with a student and indecent liberties with a student by the Cornelius Police Department.

SouthLake Christain Academy’s Head of School, Dr. Matthew Kerlin, told Queen City News Melton worked at Southlake Christian Academy from Aug. 2021 until he resigned on Apr. 29, 2023.

This happened less than 24 hours after the school suspended him and launched an inquiry into claims that he met with a high school student off campus.

The Cornelius Police Department initiated an investigation into Melton in August, shortly after the school received evidence in late July indicating an improper relationship.

On Dec. 15, he surrendered to the Mecklenburg County Detention Center and was granted a $10,000 secured bond.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, the academy issued a message written to families that day by the school’s head, Matthew Kerlin:

We know how much our students and families value close-knit relationships with our faculty and staff. Such mutually respectful relationships are a hallmark of our community. These relationships, however, must remain within healthy and appropriate boundaries. In this spirit, I want to share an update about former high school teacher Tyler Melton.

Mr. Melton resigned his position at SouthLake on April 29, 2023, less than 24 hours after the school placed him on leave and launched an investigation into reports he met off campus with a high school student. In coordination with local and state law enforcement authorities, our investigation continued over the summer. In late July, we received specific information suggesting that an inappropriate relationship had occurred. We immediately turned over all relevant details to the Cornelius Police Department, the alleged conduct having occurred in their jurisdiction, and we continue to cooperate fully with their investigation. Yesterday, the Cornelius Police Department obtained a warrant for Mr. Melton for Felony Sexual Acts with a Student and Indecent Liberties with a Student. Mr. Melton turned himself into the custody of the Mecklenburg County Jail.

Obviously, we are deeply disappointed by these events. We take with utmost seriousness the well-being of our students. All employees go through an extensive vetting process and comprehensive background check. We train our teachers on appropriate boundaries with students and expect them to uphold those standards on and off campus. We will continue to operate with the highest standards of integrity as a school. You can help us by providing any relevant information to me or a member of our staff, and by avoiding gossip that can be disruptive to our students and our educational environment.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to reach out to me, and I will help in every way possible. In the days ahead, please pray for those involved in this case.

NEWS SOURCE & LINKS:
Queen City News
WCNC

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