Middle school teacher accused of drunkenly biting 14-year-old girl underwater at lake

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Jonathan William Herbert, 30, has been a teacher at Snellville Middle School since Aug. 1, 2016, said Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesman Bernard Watson.

Watson said the district opened an internal investigation following Herbert's arrest.

The Braselton girl was swimming at the Buford beach when Herbert allegedly swam under the water and bit her in front of multiple beachgoers, according to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

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Investigators said they don’t think he has any connection to the girl or her family.

Herbert faces charges of sexual battery against a child under 16, second-degree cruelty to a child, battery and public drunkenness.

He was booked into jail on Thursday and bonded out later that day, according to the Hall County jail.

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