A Kathleen middle school coach under investigation for molestation

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KATHLEEN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Houston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child molestation case involving a Houston County School District coach.

Houston County School District Director of Community and School Affairs Beth McLaughlin confirmed Jeffrey Holliday resigned Thursday due to the investigation.

McLaughlin says Holliday was a physical education teacher and coach at Mossy Creek Middle School in Kathleen.

According to Captain Randall Banks with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, investigators arrested Holiday Friday on one count of child molestation on Thursday. He says the incident is unrelated to his employment.

Holliday was released on a $15,000 bond Friday.

McLaughlin says Holliday worked for the school district from July 30, 2007, until August 22nd, 2019.

Stay with 41NBC for updates.

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