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Posted on: January 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] High School teacher charged with Felony Indecent Liberties with a Student


Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, a report was filed with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office regarding a teacher at North Iredell High School communicating inappropriately with a student. The School Resource Officer (SRO) was made aware of the information, and he immediately notified sheriff’s office investigators.

Detective Sergeant Katie Harwell, and Detective Cody James with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit responded to North Iredell High School where they spoke with administrators, and witnesses.

During the investigation, detectives gathered information about John Dean Woody, a science teacher at North Iredell High School, having exchanged messages with a student. The messages were sexual in nature. 

As a result of this investigation, the detectives were able to receive one Felony Arrest Warrant against John Dean Woody. 

Wood was arrested, and taken to the Iredell County Magistrate’s office where he appeared before Magistrate M. Nethken who issued a 25,000 dollar secured bond on Woody for Felony Indecent Liberties with a Student. 

John Dean Woody, 23 Years Old

128 Stonewood Road

Elkin, North Carolina 28621


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