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Fayetteville HS band leader removed due to investigation

Posted May 15, 2014
Updated May 12, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: Charges were not filed in the investigation of James Davis, who was reinstated as band leader at the school.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — According to the Cumberland County superintendent’s office, James Davis has been removed from 71st High School pending the outcome of an investigation.

Davis is the school’s band leader. He’s also the pastor of Mount Zion Church in Eastover.

Sources tell WRAL the investigation centers around possible sexual misconduct.

The 31-year-old music teacher graduated from 71st in 2001.

WRAL was unable to reach him for comment Thursday evening.


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  • edawsonbboy May 19, 2014

    First of all this man has NOT been charged with anything! There is simply an accusation that has been made. This has no business even being on the news! Shame on WRAL for putting this out there while the investigation is not complete. IF someone is charged THEN yes please report to the public but not before!

  • Steve Orringer May 16, 2014
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    Why do you people think he is a child molester just because he is charged?? I guess it is the mentality of people who think children can not make these things up. I tell you from experience, they can. If he did it, I for one think there is no punishment great enough as far as I am concerned. How could anyone molest a child or even touch them in a sexual manner. This just downright makes me sick. See www.falseconvictions.com and you will be forever changed on what you think about children lying. I would say NEVER be alone with any child because you do not know how easy it is to get a conviction.