Midtown Raleigh News

Broughton High School teacher accused of having sex with student

Police have charged a 25-year-old man who taught at Broughton High School with having sex with a female Broughton student.

Ronald Lee Chewning of 5323 Hidden Dove Lane was arrested Friday and charged with a felony charge of sex offense with a student.

According to the arrest warrant, the incident happened between Dec. 1 and Feb. 1. The warrant gave no indication where police believe it took place.

The Wake County Public School System said it hired Chewning last August for a $33,000-a-year position in career and technical education.

Chewning resigned three days before his arrest, WCPSS Communications Director Lisa Luten said.

“All our staff uphold an obligation to report any possible information we may have about this charge,” Luten said in a statement. “We have and will continue to fully comply with that obligation. We are currently conducting an internal investigation of the incident, along with cooperating fully with Raleigh Police Department’s investigation.”

Luten added: “Please know that we take the safety of students very seriously.