Gainesville Police announced on Thursday that a teacher at Gainesville High School had been detained and charged with child molestation.
Upon learning of a complaint against Cameron Millholland, a teacher, who was reportedly engaging in “inappropriate and improper conduct” with a 16-year-old girl, law enforcement officers launched an investigation, according to officials.
The Gainesville City School System promptly put Millholland on leave following the charges’ publication on Aug. 18, and the school accepted his resignation the following day as they assisted with the thorough investigation, according to the report.
The investigation, according to officials, focused on a pattern of allegedly inappropriate behavior, which included evidence that Millholland was dating a pupil through “electronic communication.”
The authorities were successful in obtaining both a search warrant and an arrest warrant for Millholland. He is currently being held in the Hall County Jail after being apprehended at his Dawsonville residence on Wednesday.
According to a Gainesville City Schools representative, Millholland has been the varsity boys golf coach at the school since he was hired in August 2019 and also teaches social studies there.
Currently, the investigation is ongoing.