An Atlanta man whose job was to mentor and support classroom teachers likely didn't teach his peers how to do this: Reach inside the pants of a male student and caress his junk.
When the allegation against Kenji Bell went public, the educator quit his post at Douglass High School though he won't escape the grip of state authorities, who license teachers, and Atlanta cops, who are investigating.
On Feb. 20, Bell apparently asked for the 17-year-old student to be sent to his office. When he arrived, the student told school authorities that Bell put both hands down the student's pants for a little extracurricular activity.
Officials with Atlanta Public Schools declined to discuss the case with WSB, which first reported it – and other alleged sexual misconduct at the school – on Thursday. But the school system did say it turned the matter over to state education authorities, who could revoke Bell's teaching license. The alleged assault was also reported to Atlanta police. It was not clear on Monday whether the allegation was being criminally investigated.