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A Georgia middle-school teacher has resigned and is free on bond on charges that he handed out condoms and kept watch while his students had sex in a storage closet, according to court records.
A DeKalb County State Court arrest warrant alleges that Quentin Martavious Wright, a math and science teacher at The Champion School in the Atlanta suburb of Stone Mountain, arranged the assignations — scheduling times when his classroom and its storage room would be empty, providing condoms and keeping anyone else from "entering the classroom while the minor children were engaging in this delinquent conduct."
The warrant says that by doing so, Wright, 25, of Decatur, facilitated a minor child in "the offense of statutory rape, a delinquent act." The alleged encounters occurred between Nov. 14, 2014, and last week, according to the court documents.
Wright was arrested Tuesday night and released on $1,000 bond on four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, court records show. The records don't list an attorney for Wright.
The investigation was first reported Tuesday night by WSB-TV of Atlanta. Quinn Hudson, a spokesman for the DeKalb County Public Schools, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Wright resigned rather than be fired. He told the newspaper that the school district had been apprised of text messages that "strongly suggested" that Wright was allowing students to have sex in his classroom.
"We are continuing our investigation of the matter, and we're also working with the district attorney's office in DeKalb County," he said.