GBI: Former Camden Middle School teacher accused of sexual misconduct against students

GBI: Former Camden Middle School teacher accused of sexual misconduct against students
(Shelby Travis)

KINGSLAND, Ga. — A former teacher at Camden Middle School has been arrested and is accused of sexual misconduct against students, according to a release from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Steven Rayle, 58, of Waverly, Ga., was arrested Monday on four counts of sexual battery, the GBI said.

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The Kingsland Police Department called the GBI to assist in its investigation of Rayle and his alleged sexual misconduct against students.

GBI said the alleged incidents have been happening since school resumed in January after Christmas break and while he was working at Camden Middle School.

Camden County Schools had this to say in an official statement to Action News Jax:

“Mr. Rayle is no longer an employee of Camden County Schools. Our School System takes any allegations of misconduct very seriously. School and district administrators have offered our full cooperation and assistance to local and state law enforcement in this matter and we will continue to fully support their continued investigation. Camden County Schools has no greater priority than the safety of our students. We remain committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment where all students may reach their full potential.”

Anyone with additional information in the investigation can contact the GBI at 912-729-6198. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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