Man arrested after alleged sexual assault of minor at T.L. Hanna H.S.


ANDERSON COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – A man was arrested last month after an alleged sexual assault at a high school in Anderson.

According to an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies made contact with a man who said he was advised to call the sheriff’s office in regards to an incident that happened at T. L. Hanna High School, which is in Anderson School District 5, on March 21.

In the incident report, citing criminal sexual conduct with a minor, Jecobe Zion Pyrel Fuller, 18, of Anderson, was arrested on March 28.

He has bonded out of the Anderson County Detention Center. 

“School district officials are aware of the law enforcement investigation of an alleged assault that took place at T.L. Hanna after school hours, and we are working with law enforcement officials as they conduct their investigation,” Kyle Newton, assistant superintendent for Anderson School District 5, said.

7News asked if students, teachers, and parents were alerted about an alleged sexual assault being reported on campus.  

“No notification was sent out. In any situation where law enforcement is involved, we follow their lead on communications. As school officials, we must also make sure we never do anything that may compromise an investigation,” Newton said in a statement.

“We are always working with local authorities on our school safety plans, and they are ever evolving.”

7News also asked about the current status of Fuller at T.L. Hanna.

“Due to privacy laws, the district can’t release individual information regarding students, but I can verify that any time there is an active criminal investigation, any student(s) involved are removed from school while law enforcement investigates,” said Newton. 

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