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Former Virginia Middle School Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Behavior With 14-Year-Old Girl

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    Va. Middle School Parents Notified 4 Years After Teacher Misconduct Accusation

    After a teacher was accused of inappropriate conduct with a 14-year-old girl in 2014, parents weren't notified. Chris Gordon explains how they are finding out four years later. (Published Wednesday, May 16, 2018)

    A former Virginia middle school teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with a 14-year-old girl in 2014 was charged in November, Fairfax County police said.

    When the allegations against 40-year-old Timothy Threlkeld first were reported by a relative of the victim, his teaching license was revoked, but police said there was insufficient evident to file charges.

    In 2017, Threlkeld’s accuser provided police with more details about how he inappropriately touched her, police said, and Threlkeld was charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

    He is accused of sexual misconduct and dating the student.

    When he was arrested in November, he was working as an auto mechanic in another state.

    Threlkeld's lawyer said he denied any sexual contact with the accuser.

    Threlkeld resigned from his position as a shop teacher at Langston Hughes Middle School in 2015, police said.

    Fairfax County Public Schools said no communication was provided to parents during the summer of 2014 because Threlkeld was not facing criminal charges at the time and because there was not a disruption to the classroom.

    "It happened years ago, before our children were in this school, so it has nothing to do with the parents as of now," Langston Hughes Middle School parent Jennifer Fisher said. "If you were a parent in that school year, then yes, they should have been notified as soon as it happened."

    His next court date is Aug. 27.

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