Former Beach High JROTC Instructor Charged With Child Sexual Assault


SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) — A former Beach High JROTC instructor has been arrested on child molestation charges.

Harry Drayton Jr. has been charged with child molestation and criminal attempt to commit a crime. He was arrested on July 5.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System released a statement saying: “The SCCPSS is aware that former Beach High JROTC instructor Harry Drayton attended the Chatham County Jail on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. The District has been notified for the first time of an alleged incident involving Lt. Col. Drayton on December 13, 2021. He was immediately reassigned to another site location having no contact with students while an investigation was conducted by BOEPD. Lt. Col. Drayton was notified on January 6, 2022 that the district was pursuing the dismissal. Lt. Col. Drayton resigned on January 19, 2022. Lt. Col. Drayton was first employed at SCCPSS on September 17, 2018. He only worked at Beach High School during his tenure with the district. SCCPSS is committed to ensuring a quality and safe learning environment and will continue to work with authorities in this ongoing matter. The safety of our students is our first priority. The SCCPSS will not issue any further comment on this matter. All inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to the Chatham County Attorney.

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