Second Substitute Teacher Arrested In Columbus

Victoria Cothran Charged With Misdemeanor Simple Battery, Criminal Trespass

A Substitute teacher who was employed by the Muscogee County School District is facing criminal charges for the second time in less than a week.

The second arrest of another substitute teacher comes after an alleged physical confrontation at Midland Middle School.

The substitute, identified as Victoria Cothran reportedly made contact with the student last week that led to misdemeanor charges of simple battery and criminal trespass.

The Muscogee County School District issued a statement this afternoon after WLTZ contacted school officials stating they were unaware of the arrest.

The official statement released by the school district was issued after the teacher had already tendered her resignation the day prior.

In separate, more serious incidents a substitute at Hardaway High School, Alexander White has since been fired after he was arrested for multiple felony charges including sexual assault of a person in custody.

The teacher allegedly carried on an inappropriate relationship on school campus with a juvenile until an alert mom notified officials.

The Muscogee County School District again stating that they were completely unaware of the allegations until the day it was made public.

Staying true to form, as with previous high profile controversial issues in the district Superintendent Dr. David Lewis declined an invitation by First News to come on camera to address the public about this particular matter.

According to court records, Victoria Cothran is free on bond for those misdemeanor charges.

Alexander White remains in the Muscogee County jail without bail for three felony charges.

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