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Howard pleads not guilty

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.
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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