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Johns Creek Teacher Served With Warrants, Arrested

Michael Minton of Milton was served with warrants for aggravated battery and assault and false imprisonment.

Update, Thursday, Sept. 20, 5 p.m.:

According to a police report from the Atlanta Police Department, the warrants served to Michael Minton on Sept. 13 stemmed from an incident that allegedly occurred on Feb. 12 and was reported to police on July 30.

A woman told police that Minton, her boyfriend, allegedly punched and slammed her head into the wall at an Atlanta address. She went to an Athens hospital the next day. The woman provided police with photos of her injuries and hospital information.

Editor's note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Original story, Thursday, Sept. 20, 12:45 p.m.:

A Johns Creek High School teacher has been arrested and placed in the Fulton County Jail in Alpharetta after being served with arrest warrants for aggravated battery and assault and false imprisonment.

Michael T. Minton, 27, of Milton was arrested at the school on Sept. 13.

According to a report supplied by the Johns Creek Police Department, a school resource office at Johns Creek High contacted a Johns Creek Police officer, informing him there were active warrants for a member of the school's faculty.

The school officer said an Atlanta Police Officer was on the way to the school. The school officer requested that JCPD respond, as well.

When the JCPD officer arrived at the school, he met with the school officer and Principal Buck Greene, and the Atlanta Police officer arrived a short time later.

The Atlanta Police officer presented warrants for aggravated battery, aggravated assaults, battery and false imprisonment. The warrants were dated Aug. 6, 2012.

The principal summoned Minton to the front officer, where he was handcuffed, detained and served with the warrants, and then transported to the Fulton Jail annex in Alpharetta.

According to the Johns Creek Police Department, the investigation will be handled by Atlanta Police, as the alleged incidents leading to the warrants took place in the Atlanta Police Department's jurisdiction.

Minton remains employed with the school while the incident is under investigation, according to Fulton Schools spokesperson Susan Hale.

Editor's note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

marge simpson September 21, 2012 at 08:07 PM
SO glad that he has been teaching our kids.
nobody you know nor should care to know September 21, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Don't assume anything nor be sarcastic. Do you want Minton to have done a crime? If so, you're screwed up. He's a teacher. They're just allegations. That's it. And if you don't personally know Minton (which I doubt) don't say anything. Do you know anything thats not posted here? No. You're as ignorant as you are judgemental. You have nothing to gain nor lose if Minton is convicted.
A friend of the Mintons October 01, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Michael Minton is a great person and an amazing teacher! I have no knowledge of the situation surrounding his arrest but am saddened to think that anyone would judge him so harshly when there are TRULY messed up people that are out there. Things that are true about him: He is a great guy who is a dear family friend. He has spent a lot of time with my children. I would have no reservations letting him teach in any school.
Alan West October 05, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Oh, you knew him and he never beat the crap out of you? Whoop-dee-doo! To get arrested there needs to be evidence of a crime committed and apparently there was sufficient evidence. So to say you know him or the family and there was no way this crime happened makes you the ignorant ass.
Audriana Cardenas October 07, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Happy Domestic Violence Awareness Month!
milton75 November 15, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Sorry Mr. West, but you are incorrect... No evidence is necessary... I would suggest you spend some time learning Georgia law and how it pertains to alleged domestic violence. This apparently is becoming very common. Anyone can claim "assault" and they are immediately protected whether the facts are their to prove it or not. The laws now need to be re-written to protect those who are falsely accused.

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