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Posted at 5:19 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Teacher accused of molesting student

By Tom Jackman

A teacher at Centreville High School has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a student in 2007 and 2008, Fairfax County police said Friday.

Brian White, 32, of Haymarket, has been a social studies teacher at Centreville since 2002, and was the boys tennis coach last season, Fairfax schools' spokeswoman Mary Shaw said. He was arrested Thursday and charged with four counts of indecent liberties with a child under his supervision. He is being held without bond in the Fairfax jail.

Police said a former Centreville student came forward last summer and made the accusations against White. Police declined to say how old the accuser is, or how old she was when the alleged acts took place, but police spokesman Lucy Caldwell said police believe she was a juvenile at the time. She has since graduated.

By Tom Jackman  | December 10, 2010; 5:19 PM ET
Categories:  Fairfax, Schools, Sex Crimes, Tom Jackman  
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This is happening all over the country. Go to www.schoolteachernews.com and click on the Scandal page. This year they have documented over 375 of these types of incidents. They also have a map of where the incidents have taken place. In 2009 they found 464 of these kinds of cases.

Posted by: triumph110 | December 10, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

An expensive price to pay for a little booty.

Posted by: NyallsStJohnSmytheIV | December 10, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

These teachers everywhere never learn...Just goes to show how strong their sexual impulses are...

I understand in high school there are attractive girls but as a teacher and adult you have to be morally strong..you as an adult know it is wrong and could lose your job and go to jail...Is it worth it??? what do you tell your wife...How is she supposed to live financially now that you are in jail...

The consequences of your actions is not worth it...

Posted by: pentagon40 | December 10, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

If these charges prove to be true, it is obviously a serious violation of the public's trust in this teacher, and he should suffer the serious consequences. On the other hand, these stories are always troubling because teachers are so vulnerable to frivolous accusations by any student with an ax to grind - even years after the fact. These kinds of accusations garner large headlines, as in this story, which can ruin a teacher's career. Even if the teacher is later found not guilty of the charges, there's a good chance NO story will appear about his vindication and his career is ruined. And what happens to those students who make false, frivolous claims? Nothing. By all means laws need to be in place to protect students from harassment and sexual abuse, but loopholes need to be closed that allow students to use these laws to "get" teachers they don't like - and that allow students to do it with impunity.

Posted by: MrMerkin | December 11, 2010 4:50 AM | Report abuse


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Posted by: gomezstega | December 11, 2010 6:07 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: gomezstega | December 11, 2010 6:10 AM | Report abuse

It's too bad they can't identify predatory teachers before they're allowed into a classroom. I'm sure another issue is the failure of administrators to act when they see something suspicious. Regardless of the profession, teachers are not the sharpest knives in the drawer as demonstrated by the rotten condition of our education situation.

Posted by: PA_Rebel | December 11, 2010 7:38 AM | Report abuse

At least the public schools do something about. If it happens in the Catholic schools they move the priest out to "private rehab" and tell the student to keep his/her mouth shut

Posted by: mtrone | December 11, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Did he really assault her or did he just giver her a bad mark? Teen tarts know that making such a claim will always result in removal of the teacher and thus make false accusations all the time.

Posted by: fudador | December 11, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Dear NyallsStJohnSmytyheIV (so your real name is Jerry Snopes?)...

This iddn't about grown-up sex/booty. It's about pedophilia/deviance. Got it?

Posted by: mftill | December 11, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Dear NyallsStJohnSmytyheIV (so your real name is Jerry Snopes?)...

This iddn't about grown-up sex/booty. It's about pedophilia/deviance. Got it?

Posted by: mftill | December 11, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

The threshold of evidence for making accusations against teachers is extremely low. A person only needs to make an accusation for these kinds of investigations to go forward. For obvious reasons, the authorities are required to err on the side of protecting the child. Unfortunately, there are little if no consequences for crying wolf. Sean Lanigan, for example, was found not guilty of child molestation, but not after being fired and having his good name and reputation was dragged through the mud. If this teacher did, in fact, harm the child, may he burn in h-fire and d-nation, but don't assume.

Posted by: dannykurland1 | December 11, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

All posters here: please remember"innocent until proven guilty". Last spring an elementary PE teacher in fairfax was accused of molestation. The jury came back in fifteen minutes saying he was innocent and the case should never have come to court. In other words, the kid made it up.
What other profession puts up with the knee-jerk attitude of guilty first and a ruined future even when found innocent. Some kids learn too much from TV and peers and think it would be a good "joke" to play.
This in no way lets anyone proven guilty of charges like this off society's consequences. It is a heinous crime with negative effects maybe for life.
Be careful in what you say. It could be you next time!

Posted by: 1bnthrdntht | December 11, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

The art of cross examination has been known to cause damnation. Only justice satisfies. People fall on their swords, teachers act stupid, bankers go bankrupt and so on and so forth. Bishop Kollonitsch found booty, five hundred infants whose mothers were massacred. He brought up at his own charge. Send baby booties for Xmas.

Posted by: jobandon | December 12, 2010 7:23 AM | Report abuse

Typical social lunacy. I like capitalist lunacy. Will wait for approval. Back to looking over national bankruptcy waiting for market collapse. We'll learn so much.

Posted by: jobandon | December 12, 2010 7:53 AM | Report abuse

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