Former Columbia School Teacher Charged

A former employee of Oakland Middle School accused of inappropriate touching a student with a disability has a case coming for review next week.

According to court documents Thomas Edwards was charged in March with 4th degree assault.

Documents indicate that Edwards put his hand under a child’s clothing and touched their buttock sometime between August of 2015 and February of this year.

A Columbia Public Schools spokesperson said that Edwards was terminated in February this year.

Edwards was arrested in February and a case review is scheduled for Tuesday April 25th at 9am.

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