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Fulton Co. teacher charged with sexual assault found dead

April 12, 2006

HUSTONTOWN, Pa. - A Fulton County, Pa., high school teacher who was charged Friday with inappropriately touching two students was found dead Monday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a press release from Pennsylvania State Police.

David A. Davies, 45, of Hustontown, an eighth-grade teacher at Forbes Road High School, was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. Monday at his 1986 Dublin Mills Road home in Taylor Township, the release states.

His death was ruled a suicide, police said. Davies was found with a single gunshot wound to his head, the release states.

School administration was encouraged to set up counseling for students and had been put in contact with a victims' program, said Sgt. David Copley, station commander for Pennsylvania State Police's McConnellsburg, Pa., barrack.

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"I think they were doing something in-house with the students," Copley said. "I'm sure there's emotions in many regards."

Neither the district superintendent nor high school principal could be reached for comment Tuesday.

Davies had been charged with eight counts of indecent assault, seven counts of corruption of minors, six counts of unlawful contact with a minor, one count of harassment and three counts each of aggravated indecent assault and indecent exposure, according to the release.

The alleged victims in the case are a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl, police said in the release.

The district, one of three in Fulton County, has about 525 students, according to the district's Web site.

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