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Teacher facing student sex charges quits Durham job

Posted April 26, 2011 5:10 p.m. EDT
Updated May 10, 2011 4:35 p.m. EDT

— 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.