Former Byron Center Teacher Arraigned

Posted at 2:36 PM, Mar 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-01 19:39:00-05

BYRON CENTER, Mich — A Byron Center man was arraigned on three charges of criminal sexual conduct.

Glenn Davis, 41, is a former math teacher and girls basketball coach at Byron Center High School.

He’s accused of having sex with a teenage girl.

“This is a felony. It carries with it the possible penalty of life imprisonment, mandatory lifetime electronic monitoring,” Sara Smolenski, the presiding judge from Kent County explained to Davis.

The inappropriate relationship is said to have started in September of 2011 and lasted through October 2012.

The district’s superintendent released a statement Friday afternoon saying, “This follows an investigation by the school district when knowledge of alleged inappropriate conduct was received.”

“To ensure student safety, the school district took action to fully investigate the matter and notified the Kent County Sheriff’s Department,” superintendant Dan Takens said.

On the phone Friday, Takens explained that Davis had exchanged an “excessive” number of text messages with a student.

Takens said Davis was told to stop but later on he continued to make contact with the teen.

Davis was placed on leave. He then resigned in November 2012.

That’s when , and “the Kent County Sheriff’s Department continued the investigation.”

Outside the courthouse, FOX 17 tried to speak with Davis` defense attorney to get his side. He said he had “no comment.”

When asked by the judge, Davis said he is married with two young children.

He’s being held in the Kent County jail on $30,000 bond.

His next court date is March 13th for a preliminary exam.