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Millbrook High School band director suspended after arrest

Posted August 20, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014

Michael Dana Kerr, left, and Natalie Ledford Kerr

Editor's note: The misdemeanor simple assault charge against Natalie Ledford Kerr was dismissed on Sept. 9, 2014.

RALEIGH – Millbrook High School suspended its band director Wednesday after she was arrested early Wednesday.

Raleigh police charged Natalie Ledford Kerr, 36, of 5122 Lady of the Lake Drive, Raleigh, with simple assault and driving while impaired.

Court documents allege that she hit her husband, Michael Dana Kerr, 37.

He was also arrested on a charge of communicating threats at his wife.

A Wake County Public School System spokeswoman confirmed that Natalie Kerr works at the school but has been suspended with pay.


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  • karencarter724 Aug 27, 2014

    I think the bigger issue is that she was driving while impaired.....

  • bigsky59 Aug 21, 2014

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    I think, and please correct me if I'm wrong, I think her husband had to press charges for assault.

  • ianeyre Aug 21, 2014

    She is obviously a horrible person, and should never be allowed near children again. /sarcasm

    Why is a fight with her husband her employers business? Why were the police even involved?

  • BuglessDuster Aug 21, 2014

    Suspended with pay. I need a government job. There's almost nothing that can get you fired or suspended without pay.

  • Leslie Nance Aug 21, 2014
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    We all do dumb stuff in our private lives that we don't want co-workers and bosses to know but this is a pretty big deal. She is in charge of children and setting an example as an educator and she's drinking and driving and beating her husband, I have a feeling she just ended her career in education.

  • Justin Case Aug 21, 2014
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    I see a divorce in their future....

  • injameswetrust2003 Aug 21, 2014

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    What does this have to do with schools? People from every profession have problems in their relationships.

  • Joseph Smith Aug 21, 2014
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    'Excellence' in our schools. Never seen it.

  • justabumer Aug 21, 2014

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    The article doesn't say that the threats were communicated while he was getting hit.

  • lolwut420 Aug 21, 2014

    Communicating threats at his wife? While he was getting hit? What a shocker. Sounds pretty normal and a lot better than the alternative (hitting her back).

    What a stupid charge.