A former substitute teacher with Cumberland County Schools was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a student and eight counts of felonious restraint.
La’Kisha Davis was taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center, where she is being held on a $75,000 bond, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.
Davis, 46, began subbing with the school district in September 2014. On March 6, she was dismissed from her position, according to a statement from the school system. Davis most recently worked as a substitute teacher at New Century International Middle School, where she also was a non-faculty volunteer coach of a pep squad.
“We take this matter very seriously, as our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our students and staff. As a part of regular procedures, Cumberland County Schools conducts extensive background checks on all employees,” the statement from CCS read. “When the allegations were brought to our attention, we immediately reported them to law enforcement. This individual is no longer employed by the school system as a substitute teacher or volunteer coach. District officials will continue to cooperate with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office as it leads this investigation.”
The school district declined to give any specific disciplinary action related to the charges, citing personnel confidentiality laws.
Ben Sessoms covers Fayetteville and education for CityView. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.