Howard pleads not guilty

By Anna Carrera

Published 01/28 2014 04:25PM

Updated 01/29 2014 05:31PM

Update: 4:02 pm, 1/29/14, Wednesday
URBANA -- A Champaign school staff member pleaded not guilty to inappropriately touching a 13-year old student. 27-year old Herbert Howard works as a hall monitor at Edison Middle School.

He turned himself into police Tuesday, but posted bond and was released. Police say the incident happened in November on school property, during school hours.

Howard is currently on paid leave. He faces up to seven years in prison.
Original: 4:28 pm, 1/28/14, Tuesday
CHAMPAIGN -- A middle school staff member is in custody. The sheriff's department says 27-year old Herbert Howard turned himself in Tuesday afternoon.

A warrant was issued for his arrest Friday. Police say the Edison Middle School hall monitor inappropriately touched a 13-year old student.

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