LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

GASTONIA, N.C. -- A Forestview High School teacher and coach accused of assaulting a woman is still teaching at the school.

According to Gaston County Sheriff's Office, Gregory Martin Kumse, 24, is accused of assaulting Cathy Bryson Benoist by hitting her in the back of the head with his hand in late February at a bar in Belmont.

Kumse teaches math and is a assistant boys basketball coach at the high school, according to Gaston County school officials.

School officials said Kumse is still teaching classes and serving as a coach because the allegations occurred off campus and did not involve anyone on-campus.

Officials said Kumse followed school system procedures and reported the incident to school officials.

Kumse has been teaching at Forestview since August. He's scheduled to appear in District Court on April 2.

Read or Share this story: http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/local/2014/06/29/10822156/