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Lenoir teacher faces felony charges of indecent liberties with child

William Lenoir Middle School teacher and softball coach Justin Biggs has been accused of inappropriately touching students.

A grand jury has indicted a Caldwell County middle school teacher on five counts of felony taking indecent liberties with a child.

William Lenoir Middle School teacher and softball coach Justin Biggs has been accused of inappropriately touching students.

Police said Biggs has resigned from his teaching position.

Authorities said they started their investigation last month when a female student reported being assaulted on school grounds. That investigation led to more students coming forward.

"It's hard on the school and the children there," Lenoir Police Capt. Brent Phelps said. "These are tough cases."

School district officials said they were aware of allegations in 2015 and allowed Biggs to transfer schools because the incidents at that point were unsubstantiated.

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