March 31st, 2010
06:02 PM ET

Teacher found not guilty at 'dirty dancing' trial

A former Georgia chorus teacher was acquitted Wednesday of criminal charges in connection with a suggestive dance routine students performed in his classroom in 2008.

Ending a two-day trial in DeKalb County State Court, jurors found Nathan Grigsby not guilty of five misdemeanor charges of contributing to the depravation of a minor.

Outside the courtroom, Grigsby's supporters erupted in cheers.

The case raised questions about where to draw the line between teenage misbehavior and criminal acts - and how much responsibility a teacher bears for such conduct.

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  1. Leslie B.

    That's crazy. I saw that video, and he should not have been doing what he was in front of a roomful of high school kids. It was disgusting, and if people don't know what's appropriate behavior and what's not around young people, they shouldn't be teachers.

    March 31, 2010 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |