Former Bradley County middle school teacher indicted on touching charges

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A former Bradley County middle school teacher has been indicted on charges that he touched one of the girls in his class during school hours.

Yet authorities won't explain what 50-year-old Mark Swanson is accused of doing that was considered illegal during Ocoee Middle School hours.

Two weeks ago, a Bradley County grand jury returned indictments against Swanson on four misdemeanor assault charges. The indictments show the alleged incident happened between Jan. 1 and 31 of this year and claims Swanson had unlawful physical contact with one of his students.

Bradley County Sheriff's Office Lt. David Shoemaker said the initial complaint came from one of the sixth-grade girl's family members.