Montgomery County Guidance Counselor Shawn Day Arrested On Sex Charges

4:33 PM, Jan 19, 2012   |    comments
Shawn Day (Photo Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
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Troy, NC -- A Montgomery County high school guidance counselor was arrested Wednesday on charges of solicitation of a child by computer and a sex offense with a student.

Shawn Ira Day, 29, was a guidance counselor, assistant varsity football coach, and girls' soccer coach at West Montgomery High School.

School administrators said the began their investigation after receiving a tip about Day's behavior.  They contacted the sheriff's department, who arrested Day after an investigation.

Day resigned from his position on Wednesday and parents were notified as soon as the arrest was made.

The former guidance counselor started working at West Montgomery High School in September 2010. He is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

His first appearance in court is scheduled for January 19.

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