JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF)- A Campbell County teacher will not face criminal charges following a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation inquiry.
Brian Buddy Nelson was placed on leave in early January following a report of alleged inappropriate behavior, according to Campbell County Director of Schools, Jennifer Fields. Nelson was the criminal justice teacher at Campbell County High School.
WLAF News broke the story of the investigation on Jan. 23. The next day, Nelson resigned from his position at CCHS. Click below to read the resignation letter.
“He is no longer employed with the school system,” Fields said last week.
Following the conclusion of the investigation, Nelson will not face criminal charges. There was “insufficient evidence” to move forward with charges, according to the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Shortly before the holiday break, Nelson acted in a manner that made a female student “uncomfortable” Fields said. The incident occurred in a classroom during instructional time and was witnessed by other students, according to Fields.
When classes resumed in January, Nelson was immediately placed on unpaid leave.
A referral was also called into the Department of Children’s Services, and the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office was notified. Because Nelson was previously employed with the CCSO, the matter was referred to the Eighth Judicial District Attorney General’s Office and the TBI, according to Campbell County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Cody Chapman.
Prior to teaching at CCHS, Nelson oversaw the in-school suspension program at LaFollette Middle School. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 02/07/2023- 6AM)