Harold Skinner, a teacher at White Knoll High School, has been charged with simple assault and battery after he showed how a gorilla might copulate on a 17-year-old male student. The students were improvising gorilla behaviour for a drama class.
According to Sheriff James Metts Skinner "grabbed a student by putting his hands on his torso from the rear then thrust his pelvis into the student several times, acting as a gorilla would act under a sexual-type situation."
The student, who found the incident "distasteful and embarrassing" filed a complaint. Skinner, who has been placed on administrative leave until the matter has been resolved, would not comment beyond saying he had requested a jury trial.