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Former Liberty HS Teacher's Aide Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Bedford Co., VA - A former teacher's aide at Liberty High School in Bedford County has been arrested and charged with taking indecent liberties with a student.

Deputies say they arrested Teacher's Aide Michael Robertson, 42, on Friday, the same day he resigned from the Bedford County School system. This comes not even a year after that same school experienced a similar scenario.

"As a parent, it's concerning because it seems to be more of a common thing," said one Liberty High School parent.

It was October 2011 when E.W. Grubbs, the former student resource officer at Liberty High School in Bedford County, was arrested and charged with taking indecent liberties with a student.

Eleven months later, Robertson faces the same charge.

"With the stuff that happened before at Liberty, it's kind of like a shocker. Because we're supposed to be learning things, not the wrong things," said one Liberty High School student.

Deputies say the incident occurred after a 15-year-old student made allegations of sexual misconduct against Robertson.

The 42-year-old started working there in July 2012.

"I think the state needs to get a handle on it," said a Mother.

"It's scary. I mean, they need to do thorough backgrounds on these teachers and pretty much psychiatric," said another parent.

According to the Virginia Department of Education, each public school employee undergoes a thorough criminal background check conducted by the FBI. But now, not even a year later, another a Liberty High School employee sits behind bars.

"It kind of worries me. Like, I'm looking at every teacher like who's next kind of," said a student.

Robertson is currently being held at the Bedford County adult detention center.

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