Middle School Instructor arrested for Sexual Battery of a Student

| October 8, 2015

Arrest

ATLANTA — An instructor at a Gwinnett County Middle School has been arrested, charged with sexual assault and sexual battery of a student.

buckland_1The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting James Everette Buckland, the Junior Leadership Corps instructor at Summerour Middle School in Norcross, was arrested Wednesday and is being held on a $5,000 bond at the Gwinnett County Jail.

According to the report, the arrest warrant accuses Buckland of making physical contact of a sexual nature with a student while he was acting as an instructor.  The incident was reported to have occurred  on September 15.

The program at Summerour, the Junior Leadership Corps is a two-year course for middle school students that “grew out of a joint vision between the U.S. Army and the National Association of State Boards of Education.”  The report states that the mission of the program “is to influence students to be motivated to achieve their academic goals and to be successful, productive leaders who make a difference in their communities.”

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  1. Patrice says:

    What LOUSY reporting!! No pertinent information, at all!!

  2. Tanya says:

    okay first,he was my teacher and he was awesome .i think tht this did not happen.but who knows…he is very nice and it does not seem like he did tht he has kids of his own and o don’t think he would actually do tht