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Former Donelson Christian Academy teacher accused of touching students

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David Turner was arrested Monday night on a 14-county grand jury indictment charging him with aggravated sexual battery against two minors. David Turner was arrested Monday night on a 14-county grand jury indictment charging him with aggravated sexual battery against two minors.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A former Donelson Christian Academy teacher was arrested Monday night on a 14-count grand jury indictment charging him with aggravated sexual battery against two minors.

Authorities began investigating David Turner in February after the victims, ages seven and eight, told their parents he touched them inappropriately while at school.

Turner, 57, was suspended from the school shortly after the investigation began.

Metro police said they have no reason to believe there are more victims but the investigation is ongoing.

"At this point we know of two victims, we are not aware of any others at this juncture," Metro police spokesman Don Aaron told News 2. "That is not say there could not be others, so anyone in the community who believes they have information needs to come to the police department's attention regarding Mr. Turner, please call us we would like to know that information."

In a statement to News 2 Tuesday, Donelson Christian Academy called Turner's arrest "extremely difficult news for any community."

The statement from DCA Headmaster Keith Singer went on to say, "As a community of faith, we continue to pray for those who have been impacted by this situation."

A spokesman for DCA told News 2 Turner had been at the school for 16 years during two different tenures.

The first was from 1986-1990 and the second from 2001-2013.  He taught elementary Spanish and computer classes.

Turner's contract was not renewed after his initial suspension from DCA.

The DCA spokesman said counselors are available to help students and families.

Turner remains in the Metro jail on $150,000 bond.

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