Johnston County police officer and wife are under investigation for inappropriate relationships

WENDELL, NC (WNCN) – A school resource official and his wife are under criminal investigation in Johnston County for having an “inappropriate relationship” with a former student, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

On May 17, the SBI was ordered by the District Attorney to investigate Mike Medlin, a school resource officer at Corinth Holders High School, along with his wife, Ami Medlin, a teacher at the same school, on allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a former student, accordingly the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

Mike Medlin was officially fired from his position Monday, according to a letter from the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

Ami Medlin was suspended from her position as a family and consumer studies teacher on May 16, pending an investigation, according to Johnston County Public Schools.

The sheriff’s office told CBS 17 that the investigation has been turned over to the SBI and the district attorney will determine whether charges will be filed in connection with the allegations.

Mike Medlin was officially fired from his position Monday, according to a letter from the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

“I have determined that you have violated established policies and procedures of the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office and have failed in your duty of truthfulness,” Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell said in the letter.

The letter continued, “You have violated the standards I have set for this office and you have violated the trust and responsibility that the law, the school system, parents and other Johnston County citizens place in you.” have entrusted.”

According to the letter from the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, Mike Medlin invited a college student to watch movies in bed with him and his wife. The SRO officer also acknowledged that the same student was drunk at the home and involved with his family, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

Mike Medlin also admitted letting other students into his home and claimed a woman was babysitting his children, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office letter said. The letter also states that Mike Medlin was confronted with a photograph of the student in the master bedroom bed.

Other allegations pointed to Mike Medlin’s online activities, including communicating with students through social media, the sheriff’s letter said.

“After considering all of these factors and your employment with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, I have come to the conclusion that your continued employment with that agency is not consistent with the standards I have set for Deputy Sheriffs of Johnston County,” said Bizzell. “For these reasons, I hereby inform you of my dismissal from employment with immediate effect.”

The SBI investigation into Mike and Ami Medlin is ongoing.

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DUSTIN JONES

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