JMHS Teacher Arrested

GLEN DALE – A teacher at John Marshall High School was arrested Tuesday for allegedly making inappropriate contact with a student on multiple occasions at the school.

David Duane Will Jr., 32, of 285 Middle Grave Creek Road, in Moundsville, was charged with battery after the girl reported to a school resource officer that Will had tried to embrace and kiss her when she visited his classroom. The girl also said Will had made her feel uncomfortable before by trying to contact her several times through Facebook and Twitter.

According to the criminal complaint filed against Will by Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Mayle, the girl stated she went to Will’s classroom on April 9 to take photos for the yearbook when he approached her and said “What do you need, beautiful? I’ve missed you.”

The girl reported she was embarassed and tried to continue to take pictures when Will approached her again and tried to put his arms around her and attempted to kiss her.

The girl also stated Will contacted her through social media, but said she never replied to his attempts and continues to ignore him.

Will is listed as a teacher in the social studies department on John Marshall High School’s website.

According to Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Cecil, Will was able to make bond of $1,500 and was released from the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail. A pre-trial hearing for Will has not been set.

Cecil said the Marshall County Board of Education has been made aware of the charge. According to the criminal complaint, the school board had received a previous complaint concerning an incident involving Will at the school. The complaint states Will has since deactivated his Facebook account and has stopped messaging the student.