Forsyth County deputies arrested a former teacher's assistant at Riverwatch Middle School.
Marvin Shane Pilcher, 26, was arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery against a minor.
According to Forsyth County Sheriff's Major Dan Jagoe, a student made an outcry to officials and an investigation was launched immediately.
Pilcher is being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center with no bond.
The investigation continues.
The school released a statement on Wednesday night.
"The administration at Riverwatch Middle School was informed of a sexual battery allegation on Monday, December 3, 2012. The Forsyth County Sherriff's office was immediately contacted and an investigation began. Today Shane Pilcher, former paraprofessional, was arrested and charged with sexual battery. Mr. Pilcher is no longer employed in the school system. A criminal investigation is ongoing in this matter. Forsyth County Schools takes allegations of this nature very seriously. The safety and security of our students is our number priority. Forsyth County Schools will not tolerate this type of behavior for its employees. Forsyth County Schools will continue to assist the sheriff's office with their investigation."
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