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Fayetteville teacher charged with indecent liberties

Posted April 18, 2011

— A Fayetteville teacher who police say inappropriately touched an elementary school student during class surrendered to authorities Monday, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Andrew Moore, of 5845 Century Oaks Drive, was charged with multiple counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and taking indecent liberties with a student in connection with alleged acts that took place between February and March at T.C. Berien Elementary School.

Police said Moore, 33, targeted a 10-year-old student and that witnesses reported the acts to school administrators.

Moore was being held at the Cumberland County jail under a $67,500 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.


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  • lubes007 Apr 19, 2011

    Ok so lets say a certain individual was suppose to receive a award but was stopped by a certain teacher. Next thing you know he is on the chopping block

  • See Chart Apr 19, 2011

    How right "Life goes on" is .
    I was attending public
    school in the late 1940's and 1950's imagine that
    when my Dad suddenly died a favorite science teacher of mine
    hearing the news of my Dad's death gave me a hug and an embrace of sympathy.
    Today that teacher would be reported as an inappropriate touching event.
    If this teacher is a pervert then yes punishment... big time.

  • rebekah1979 Apr 19, 2011

    I view such stories with reservation, especially with the hair trigger most parents have these days. Teach our kids, but we will not participate in their education. Do not discipline our children, but we expect that you will be able to control them in your classroom. I planned on teaching when my daughter goes to first grade, and am definitely reconsidering.

  • livinglife Apr 19, 2011

    IF he is guilty I hope they send him to prison and commend the children for having the guts to tell on him however, if this was some child trying to "get back" at the teacher I hope that they punish that child as well.

    Until more information is given, it's hard to tell if the teacher is guilty.

  • Life-goes-on. Apr 19, 2011

    I discouraged my son from a career in education for this very reason. Any accusation will end his career, guilty or not. Just read these comments, this guy has already been convicted, sentenced and they're wishing him ill in prison.
    We're loosing the male teachers and administrators in our schools and it's sad. I remember being hugged, slapped on the back side, walked down the hall with a teachers arm around my shoulders and none of it was out of line. But today the teacher would lose their job and career from such.

  • Perusing Online Thoughts Apr 19, 2011


    I can assure you that every single employee receives a background check prior to being hired. It is required by law. However, do you have anything to indicate that this individual has ever been arrested? I am sure that any time someone does something like this, the media does a check on their background. If there was anything there, they'd mention it. Most of the time, these people have never been arrested. So background checks don't keep all the problems out. Look up the Jessica Lunsford law for information on background checks for school employees.

  • NCStatePack Apr 19, 2011

    Kinda hard for me to believe that a 33 yr old teacher, who probably has been teaching for at least a few years now, would decide all of the sudden to touch a child like that. Hopefully this is just a misunderstanding.

  • limeyrider Apr 19, 2011

    As time marches on, home schooling makes more and more sense.

  • ajfuddermukker Apr 19, 2011

    What is it with all the people in authority doing negative things with kids instead of being a good role model like they should?

  • wildcat Apr 18, 2011