A former-Neville high school choir teacher is facing additional counts amid allegations he was involved in inappropriate relationships with students. 25-year-old Christian Amos was arrested for allegedly giving pot to students and possibly enticing them to have sex with him. BESE Representative Gary Jones says if convicted, Amos will likely never teach again.
“The first thing that will happen is a letter will be sent to him and to the district notifying them that he has had his certificate suspended,” Jones said.
Amos resigned as the Neville choir director in January without explanation. The suspect is being held at Ouachita Correctional Center on a laundry list of charges. Jones says the acts the former choir director is accused of are outrageous.
“They involved illegal drug use and improper sexual advances with students, and that’s all I know about it,” Jones said.
Amos’ charges include prohibited sexual conduct between a student and educator, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and distribution of marijuana. At least five victims have come forward with claims that Amos provided them with weed at his apartment and requested sexual acts. Jones says if convicted, Amos’ record will prevent him from being hired anywhere in the state.
“You can’t regulate personal conduct, you can only respond to it when it becomes something that’s reprehensible. We certainly don’t want anyone having a license to teach that is convicted of those kind of things,” Jones said.