Halifax County coach arrested for allegedly assaulting student

HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A Halifax County coach was arrested on Thursday after deputies say he assaulted a student.

According to deputies with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call on December 20th that a coach had assaulted a student at Southeast Collegiate Preparatory Academy in Halifax.

Deputies say that after investigating with the school’s resource officer they arrested 37-year-old Paul Nicholson Jr. of Enfield and charged him with felony assault by strangulation.

Nicholson was taken to the Halifax County Jail where he was given a $2500 bond and a court date of January 3rd.

There was no answer at Halifax County Schools but the school’s website does not list Nicholson on the staff directory.