Former Goldsboro H.S. Coach Charged With Sex Offenses
Posted August 16, 2001 6:55 a.m. EDT
GOLDSBORO — A former Goldsboro High School employee is accused of crossing the line with female students.
Phillip Hill, Jr. is charged with six felony sex offenses against two girls at the school.
Hill, who was a library assistant and a coach, resigned from the school system in March.
The incident has prompted the Wayne County School System to require background checks for all new employees, which is currently not a state mandate.
"You don't want everybody in a school with young people. We want to make sure we get the highest quality people we can in our school so we're taking a proactive approach to this," says Stan Alleyne, spokesman for Wayne County Schools.
Alleyne says that a background check would have alerted the school system about Hill's past criminal record. According to court records, he served probation for taking indecent liberties with a child in 1992.
Earlier this month, Ron Baxter, a former band director for Goldsboro H.S., was sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with students.