Twin brother of accused Sylvania teacher faces sex charges

A former Fort Payne teacher is facing sex charges only days after his twin brother was arrested for similar offenses.

Donavan Wayne Dalton, 28, of Rainsville, was taken into custody Thursday and booked into the DeKalb County Detention Center, charged as a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19. His bond has been set at $150,000.

The arrest comes five days after his brother Dustin Wade Dalton, 28, of Rainsville, was charged with enticing a child for immoral purposes and dissemination of obscene material.

Donavan Dalton was a special education teacher and coach with the Fort Payne School System, according to the Times-Journal. Dustin Dalton was a teacher in Sylvania with DeKalb County Schools.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a report Thursday of inappropriate activity between a man and a juvenile, which led to the arrest, the department said in a statement.

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Twin Cities teachers call for more distance learning as coronavirus case numbers rise

As St. Paul teachers and school district leaders argue over when to return to the classroom, a recent surge in confirmed coronavirus cases could push more Minnesota schools to close in favor of distance learning.



a large room with tables and chairs: A classroom is ready for social distance at St. Anthony Park Elementary School in St. Paul on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)


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A classroom is ready for social distance at St. Anthony Park Elementary School in St. Paul on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)

A weekly report released Thursday by the state Department of Health shows only 11 counties have a small enough number of new cases that all students should be able to safely take in-person classes. That’s down from 24 counties in last week’s report and 46 one month prior.

The new case rates are intended as a starting point for districts as they consider whether to open their schools.

The rise in new cases has come with a corresponding increase in testing,

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