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 school.

David Duane Will Jr., 32, of 285 Middle Grave Creek Road, Moundsville, was charged with battery after the girl reported to a school resource officer 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 sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Mayle, the girl stated she went to Will’s classroom 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 embarrassed 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 said Will contacted her through social media, but said she never replied to his attempts and continues to ignore him.

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.

Will is listed as a teacher in the social studies department on John Marshall High School’s website. Cecil said the Marshall County Board of Education was made aware of the charge.

Superintendent Michael Hince said late Wednesday that Will has been put on paid administrative leave pending investigation.

According to the criminal complaint, Will has been reported to the board before for another incident that occurred at school. It states Will has since deactivated his Facebook account and has stopped messaging the student.