Berkeley County teacher suspended after arrested on charges of electronic solicitation of a minor
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 30-year-old Berkeley County Schools teacher who was removed from the classroom after being arrested on warrants that charge him with electronic solicitation of a minor waived extradition Tuesday to Louisa County, Va., where he faces prosecution.
Keith Randy Kishbaugh, of 250 Veterans Way in Martinsburg, was suspended without pay pending a hearing before the Berkeley County Board of Education after he was arrested Jan. 6 on two felony counts, according to Berkeley Court Magistrate Court records and school officials.
Kishbaugh, who was being held without bond in Eastern Regional Jail Tuesday night as a fugitive from justice, appeared Tuesday before 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Gray Silver III with defense attorney Christopher J. Barnhart.
Barnhart confirmed after the hearing that he was retained by the defendant, who has been employed with the school district since 2006, school officials had said.
He was teaching fourth grade students at Eagle School Intermediate, but officials have said the alleged victim in the solicitation case was not a Berkeley County student.
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