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Authorities in Winston-Salem charged an English teacher from Carver High School with simple assault .

Two male students at the school reported in January that Samuel E. McClain had touched them inappropriately by patting them on the buttocks.

Both incidents occurred at the school during school hours, police said.

McClain was arrested and charged with simple assault on May 5. A school spokesperson said that McClain had initially been suspended from work with pay on Jan. 17, pending the police investigation. He returned to work after the 90-day suspension limit expired.

School officials said that McClain was suspended again after his arrest.


Police in Greensboro responded to separate shooting incidents last week. Bullets struck the house at 202 Penn Place several times, police said. The occupant and 10 people were inside when the shooting took place about 10 p.m. Police believe that the incident happened because of an earlier dispute.

Another incident occurred on Sunday when police reported a shooting at a boarding house at 511 Pine Street.

It was there that police discovered the house had been struck by one round of gunfire while six people were inside. As in the earlier shooting, police believe at least two of the people at this location had a dispute with the shooter, who had made threats against them. No suspect description was available.


Someone is robbing folks withdrawing money from a Well Fargo ATM located in Winston-Salem’s West End.

Police said that a person withdrawing money from the machine at 801 W. Fourth St. was confronted Sunday night in the parking lot by a man who took cash from the victim after brandishing a weapon.

The victim told police that the robber fled on foot toward the West End Café. A canine track led to the rear of a business on Burke Street but was eventually terminated.

Police said this was the second ATM robbery in the area over the weekend. The male suspect wore a ski mask at the time of the crime, police said. !