Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston will not file charges against an East Ridge High School teacher who was investigated earlier this year for allegedly having sexual relations with a student.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office started investigating Grant Blaylock, 52, after a report was filed with the East Ridge Police Department alleging he exchanged nude photos with a student via text message and repeatedly touched her private parts.
But Pinkston said Thursday he will not press charges, as the investigation did not find sufficient evidence any crime occurred.
Blaylock's attorney, Bill Speek, said his client is relieved Pinkston decided not to press charges.
"Mr. Blaylock has cooperated with two separate agencies in the course of their investigations," Speek said in a statement. "We understand the seriousness of this accusation as well as the necessity of District Attorney Neal Pinkston to fully investigate before his decision on this matter."
Speek said Blaylock has suffered greatly as a result of the allegations, and he hopes Pinkston's decision not to press charges will "lay to rest any preconceived notions that he acted improperly."