Former Liberty teacher-coach charged with lewd molestation for alleged inappropriate relationship

MOUNDS, Okla. - A molestation charge has been filed against an ex-Mounds faculty member who had a reported relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

Earl Tennial, a then-English teacher and coach at Liberty Public Schools, was arrested in December over allegations he sent inappropriate text messages and performed sexual acts with the teen.

Detectives say the 29-year-old Tennial admitted to "making out" with the student.

"We would talk about possibly skipping class or meeting after a wrestling tournament and doing sexual activities," Tennial told investigators, according to his booking report.

The school district fired Tennial following a January due process hearing.

Tennial now faces an official charge of lewd molestation.

 

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