Iredell County teacher accused of touching students inappropriately

Iredell County teacher accused of touching students inappropriately
(Iredell County Sheriff's Office)
(Iredell County Sheriff's Office)

IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A teacher in Iredell County was arrested Wednesday accused of touching students inappropriately.

Neil David Krasnigor 57, is charged with seven counts of indecent liberties with a minor and one count of assault on a female. Deputies say Krasnigor is a teacher with Iredell-Statesville Schools.

According to the district's website, he teaches mathematics at Mt. Mourne Elementary School.

Investigators said several students came forward before and after the investigation began.

Krasnigor was given a $100,000 bond.

Locals nearby seemed alarmed to here about the charges.

"I think it's awful. It's pathetic," said Kristy Morris. "It seems like more people are being charged with stuff like that. It's scary."

Attorney Melissa Owen released this statement Friday:

"Mr. Krasnigor adamantly denies the charges.  He has dedicated his career to excellence in education and is stunned by these allegations.  We look forward to a trial as soon as we can get one."

No further information has been released.

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