Falkville High teacher's aide accused of sex act with student

Falkville High teacher's aide accused of sex act with student

FALKVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A teacher's aide at Falkville High School was arrested Monday and charged with being a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student.

25-year-old David Thomas Solomon, a contract employee was working as a teacher's aide at Falkville High School, where the victim attended.

Police say the arrest follows a lengthy investigation into allegations made by a female who was 17-years-old at the time of the alleged offense.

The victim reported the incident to school officials in October 2015, who immediately notified the police and school officials immediately terminated Solomon's employment.

Police determined that the alleged sexual contact between Solomon and the victim occurred at his former residence in Hartselle, so the case was turned over to Hartselle police Investigators. Solomon admitted to having sexual contact with the victim.

A statement was released by Appleton on Monday:

Appleton can confirm that David Soloman was employed through Appleton as an aide in Morgan County schools. Once we were notified by the district of the accusation against Mr. Soloman, he was immediately removed from the school by an Appleton representative that same day. Appleton worked directly with the district to ensure proper procedures and documentation were followed, and the incident was reported to the proper authorities. An internal investigation was conducted, and Mr. Soloman was terminated as a result. Appleton does follow all of the same screening processes as any public school district in the state as set out by the Alabama State Department of Education. This includes federal and state fingerprinting and background checks.
We can confirm that all proper procedures were followed by Appleton in regards to the hiring and subsequent termination of Mr. Soloman.

Solomon turned himself into the Hartselle Police Department and was transferred to the Morgan County Jail and is out on a $5,000 bond for the offense.

Solomon still has an active teacher's certificate, according to the State Department of Education website. On the website, it is stated that an alleged misconduct has been reported. At this time, the State Department of Education has not proposed any negative action against Solomon's certification or licensure.

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