HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - He went from a high school music teacher to inmate. Ryan Harvey, who worked in the music department at Woodland High School in Stockbridge, was booked into the Henry County Jail over the weekend.
School officials said Harvey was arrested Sunday and was being held without bond. Harvey has at least half a dozen charges against him, including sexual battery against a child under 16, aggravated child molestation, and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
School officials said someone in the community came to them with information.
"We did receive a tip from our community that had some serious allegations that we would never tolerate in our school system," said Henry County Schools Spokesman JD Hardin.
Hardin said the school immediately took Harvey out of the classroom, placed him on administrative leave, and launched an investigation. During that time Hardin said Harvey resigned from his position.
School officials declined to say if any of the children at the school were involved or if anything happened on school property.
"It is an investigation and I can't speak to that at this point in time," said Hardin.
Vincent Onabanjo has two children at the school. He said he can understand that this is a criminal investigation, but still wants more details as to what happened.
"They should let the parents know what's really going on so we can talk to our kids about that," said Onabanjo.
Harvey was also a student at Woodland High School. He graduated in 2012.