GATLINBURG — A teacher resigned from Gatlinburg-Pittman High School last month, days after a student accused him of having improper communications with a minor student.
Tyler Lee Williams taught math and sponsored the scholars bowl at the high school, where he had been working since 2015.
The school employed two people named Tyler Williams; physical education teacher and football coach Tyler O. Williams has not been accused of anything and remains in good standing with the Sevier County School System.
School officials were informed of the allegations against Tyler Lee Williams on Sept. 16, and took immediate action, according to Tony Ogle, spokesperson for the school system.
“By that same afternoon, Mr. Williams was brought to the central office and placed on suspension status pending the results of an outside investigation by local law enforcement, who were informed of the allegations immediately,” Ogle said.
“On Sept. 21, 2021, however, Mr. Williams resigned as an employee of Sevier County Schools, effective immediately.”
Those actions are reflected in Williams’ personnel file, which was provided to The Mountain Press by the central office.
There are no other disciplinary records in his file.
Gatlinburg Police Department confirmed it was investigating the allegations, but declined to comment further on an ongoing investigation.
The Mountain Press could not reach Williams to seek comment for this story.
His file indicates he is a GPHS graduate and returned to his alma mater after teaching in Cocke County.
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