3/29/2013 1:27 AM
by Courtney Rosemond
BLUEFIELD-A Mercer County teacher facing multiple felony sex related charges with students is denied reduction of bond. Judge Derek Swope denied a motion to reduce bond for former PikeView teacher Jonathan Kirk Thursday The 34 year-old faces 18 felony counts of obscene and explicit conduct involving female students between the ages of 16 and 18. Kirk was a gym teacher and coach but resigned in January after a State Police investigation began. Kirk was arrested on March 18th, he was remanded back to Southern Regional Jail on 100,000 dollars cash only bond.