Hanover teacher and school nurse accused of child sex crimes

By Tara Morgan - bio | email

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - New details about a sex scandal at a Hanover school. Police say the case involves a teacher and a school nurse.

49 year old Craig Linnon and his wife, 44 year old Angela Linnon, face numerous charges including committing indecent liberties with a child.

Police say the sex crimes took place at the Hanover Center for Trades and Technology and the Linnon's home in Mechanicsville. The school's principal called parents Friday, one day after the couple's arrest. One parent wishes she'd known sooner.

Pamela Clifton said her 16 year old son revealed some disturbing details about his building trades teacher, Craig Linnon and his wife. Clifton said her son saw them dealing with a boy in a compromising position. The news came after Clifton got this alarming message from her son's principal.

"The Hanover County Sheriff's Office arrested two Hanover County schools employees charging them each with several felonies." That message was on Clifton's answering machine.

Craig and his wife Angela Linnon are accused of sex crimes against four students last November and December at both the Hanover Center for Trades and Technology and their house on Guenevere Place in Mechanicsville.

They were arrested Thursday and face six charges each including using a communication device for purpose of soliciting with lascivious intent. Craig Linnon a building trades teacher at the school and was employed by the district in 2008.  His wife Angela is the school nurse. She's been with the schools since 2003. Both are on administrative leave without pay.

"They must have known about it all week because they've had a substitute teacher in my son's classroom," said Clifton.

Clifton said administrators should have told parents sooner.

"I do entrust that Hanover schools would have contacted us earlier in reference to this situation, not let me continue sending my child back into that classroom," said Clifton.

On that same voice message Clifton received, the school principal asked parents for any information to help in the district's internal investigation. Clifton said she's done that.

Craig and Angela Linnon remain in jail and are expected in court next Tuesday.

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