A Christian County High School teacher was arrested Monday afternoon while at the high school on the strength of a warrant for domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.

The report states that on Sept. 24, Adam T. Parsons, 23, Hopkinsville, assaulted his girlfriend and held her against her will in their home.

During a verbal argument, the girlfriend reportedly retreated to the bathroom of their home. Parsons then allegedly blocked the doorway, preventing her from leaving the bathroom for roughly 30 minutes.

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Shortly after she came out of the bathroom, Parsons continued yelling at her before head-butting her in the face, causing minor injury to the girlfriend's lip, according to the report. Parsons also spat in her face, the report added.

Parsons was arrested at 12:40 p.m. Monday while at the high school, according to the report. He is charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) and second-degree unlawful imprisonment. Both charges are misdemeanors.

"We are aware a teacher was arrested and it is a law enforcement matter," Christian County Public Schools spokesman John Rittenhouse said concerning the arrest.

This information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.

The following information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law

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