Local teacher arrested at Henry-Senachwine High School, accused of distributing ‘harmful materials’

Garrett Wood, 23
Garrett Wood, 23(WEEK)
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 10:09 PM CST
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TAZEWELL COUNTY (25 News Now) - A local teacher has been arrested at Henry-Senachwine High School on allegations of distributing harmful materials to a minor.

23-year-old Garrett Wood is listed on the Henry-Senachwine High School’s website as a driver’s ed and history teacher.

The school is in Marshall County, but he was booked in Tazewell County for “Harmful Materials - Sells, Lends, Distributes, exhibits to a minor”.

25News reached out to the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office for clarification but have not received a response.

The district sent an email to parents saying a teacher was detained at the school and was placed on administrative leave. It also says the teacher will remain on administrative leave pending “the district’s further investigation.”

The email also told parents that based off the district’s information, no students at the school are involved.

Superintendent Michael Miller told 25News the district intends to cooperate with any law enforcement investigation.

“The district considers this a confidential personnel matter and is unable to provide any additional details,” the superintendent said.