Former Cumberland County substitute teacher charged with indecent liberties with a student

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Former substitute teacher arrested
A former Cumberland County substitute teacher has been charged with indecent liberties with a student.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A former substitute teacher is under arrest and accused of inappropriate conduct with a student, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

Special Victims Unit Detectives arrested La'Kisha Renee Davis, 46, on Tuesday and charged her with two counts of indecent liberties with a student and eight counts of felonious restraint.

Davis is being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center. She was given a $75,000.00 secured Bond.

Lakisha Renee Davis
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Cumberland County School said Davis was a substitute teacher and volunteer coach and most recently worked as a substitute at New Century International Middle School. She did volunteer work as a non-faculty volunteer coach at NCIMS for the pep squad.

Davis first worked with the school system as a substitute in September 2014 and her employment ended March 6, a school district spokesperson said.

"We take this matter very seriously, as our top priority is always the safety and well-being of our students and staff," Cumberland County Schools said in a statement to ABC11. "As a part of regular procedures, Cumberland County Schools conducts extensive background checks on all employees. When the allegations were brought to our attention, we immediately reported them to law enforcement. This individual is no longer employed by the school system as a substitute teacher or volunteer coach. District officials will continue to cooperate with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office as they lead this investigation."

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to please contact Special Victims Detective S. Odenweleder at (910) 677-5477. To remain anonymous, contact Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically.

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