On Thursday, March 6, the Jackson County Sheriff’s obtained criminal arrest warrants on Laura Helen McKown, 30, of Athens.
McKown, a teacher at the South Jackson Elementary School, has been charged with two counts of battery for alleged assaults on two students which occurred on Tuesday, March 4.
The investigation, on the two separate incidents, began when the juvenile victims reported being grabbed by McKown while at school. Interviews with the victims and witnesses, along with photographs, lead to the charges against McKown.
Mckown has yet to be arrested on the charges.