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Teacher facing student sex charges quits Durham job

Posted April 26, 2011
Updated May 10, 2011

— The Durham man accused of having a sexual relationship with a student while he taught in Winston-Salem is no longer employed by Durham Public Schools, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Terry Lamar Jones Jr., 28, surrendered Monday to Forsyth County authorities. He faces 64 counts of sex with a student. He was being held in the Forsyth County jail under a $500,000 bond.

Jones, of 5011 S. Alston Ave., was the band instructor at Durham's Shepard Middle School.
He was charged after a first-person account in the North Carolina Central University student newspaper described an alleged relationship between the author and an instructor at Parkland High School when she was a senior there. Parkland's principal, Tim Lee, made the connection and alerted the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.
The N.C. Central student who wrote the article declined to comment Monday.
The alleged sexual encounters occurred between October 2007 and May 2008, authorities said.

Jones was hired last summer as the band instructor at Shepard Middle School in Durham. 


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  • superman Apr 27, 2011

    They wouldnt post my comment yestereday either. I think maybe their "delete" stuck and they couldnt approvate comments yestereday. I think she made up the story for a class assignment and then when conforted with it-- she didnt have the nerve to say she made it all up.

  • oldrwizr Apr 27, 2011

    Too bad he didn't stab the student in the chest instead. His bond would've been exactly one-one hundredth (1/100) of what it was, according to the story about the stabbing at Northern High.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Apr 26, 2011

    ccs, I made a couple of comments yesterday about her age and pretty much said the same thing as another commenter, as well as a comment about them refusing to post my comments, and none got posted. I really don't get how they pick and choose what is posted and what doesn't...

  • ccs1920 Apr 26, 2011

    WRAL/ You guys refuse to approve any comments that you think are politically incorrect. It can be the most accurate and honest comment ever submitted and you will not allow it if you think that it might hurt some feeling or be politically incorrect. Problems can't be solved as long as we deny that they exist. I personally believe that political correctness is the enemy of the truth.

  • HeadPro Apr 26, 2011

    Here you go
    § 14‑27.7. Intercourse and sexual offenses with certain victims; consent no defense.

    (b) If a defendant, who is a teacher, school administrator, student teacher, school safety officer, or coach, at any age, or who is other school personnel, and who is at least four years older than the victim engages in vaginal intercourse or a sexual act with a victim who is a student, at any time during or after the time the defendant and victim were present together in the same school, but before the victim ceases to be a student, the defendant is guilty of a Class G felony, except when the defendant is lawfully married to the student.

  • hellorhighwaters Apr 26, 2011

    Well, ksh33....if he's not guilty, his fate has already been played out and sealed for him (in this area anyway).

    And if he 'is' guilty; let the chips fall where they may.
    He should feel very bad about himself, how he just throwed his degree away, throwed his career away. For a moment of lust.

  • HeadPro Apr 26, 2011

    § 14‑27.7. Intercourse and sexual offenses with certain victims; consent no defense.

    (a) If a defendant who has assumed the position of a parent in the home of a minor victim engages in vaginal intercourse or a sexual act with a victim who is a minor residing in the home, or if a person having custody of a victim of any age or a person who is an agent or employee of any person, or institution, whether such institution is private, charitable, or governmental, having custody of a victim of any age engages in vaginal intercourse or a sexual act with such victim, the defendant is guilty of a Class E felony. Consent is not a defense to a charge under this section.

    Your answer as400_guru

  • as400_guru Apr 26, 2011

    It says the girl was a senior, which means she was 16 - 18. Would someone please answer the following question for me: Why is this man being charged with any crimes? She should be old enough for consensual sex. I don't get it. And don't give me "she's a student..." If she is of legal age and gave consent, this man should NOT be charged with any crime.

  • jjwood2424 Apr 26, 2011

    I wonder what took so long for these charges to be filed?? Makes me wonder!!

  • ksh33 Apr 26, 2011

    I pray that this young lady's story pans out.....if not, she has caused a lot of life changing events to take place in a short amount of time. If he is guilty, I hope he gets his due.