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NHS teacher resigns amid investigation


  • By Rebecca Leftwich
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  • Feb. 18, 2017 - 2:16 PM

A Newnan High School Spanish teacher has resigned after a law enforcement investigation was launched into his relationship with a student.

Chris Cain, 45, resigned prior to the start of classes Wednesday.

“I can tell you that he has resigned his position and is no longer an employee of the school system,” said Dean Jackson, spokesman for the Coweta County School System.

Cain started teaching in the special education department at Newnan High in 2003, eventually transferring to the foreign language department to teach Spanish. He also was a sponsor of the Student Government Association and the Interclub Council.

In a letter sent home with Newnan High students Wednesday afternoon, school officials wrote that the school system is cooperating with an ongoing local law enforcement investigation regarding Cain and the student.

“We cannot comment further on matters involving personnel,” Jackson said.

Other Newnan High Spanish teachers are filling in for Cain until a replacement or substitute can be found, the letter stated.