A Cartersville High teacher, John Paul Snead, 53, of Kennesaw, has been arrested after what police said was an “inappropriate relationship” with a student.

Snead started working for Cartersville City Schools in 2019 when he started the school’s Junior ROTC program.

Authorities stated that they received a report of Snead having a relationship with a student in mid-March.

Snead is charged with felony sexual assault by a teacher/school administrator as well as sexual battery.

The investigation is ongoing and the CPD has asked that if anyone has information to contact the criminal investigative division at 770 387-5690.