High School Teacher Arrested in Connection with Toddler’s Murder

A Georgia high school teacher was apprehended over the past weekend, linked to a 2020 murder case involving a toddler. Kianna Davis, 32, and Kiyon Devoy Benton were indicted on several charges, including malice murder, felony murder, first-degree child cruelty, aggravated assault, among others, as reported by local news outlets.

The duo is alleged to have killed 2-year-old Karter Ambrose, who was reportedly hit with a blunt object between November 15 and 17, 2020. The indictment further claims that the toddler suffered a lacerated liver due to the assault.

The arrest was executed by a combined team from the Houston County District Attorney’s Office, the US Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Warner Robins Police Department. Davis’s LinkedIn profile indicates that she is a teacher at Seckinger High School in Buford, Georgia.

In response to the arrest, Seckinger High School Principal Jimmy Fisher sent a letter to parents on Monday, stating that the school is initiating an investigation into the matter. Fisher confirmed that a teacher from the school had been arrested over the weekend.

The principal also addressed the spread of the news among students and on social media, stating that he wanted parents to hear the facts directly from him. He reassured parents that their children are in safe hands and that a substitute teacher will take over the duties of the arrested teacher for the time being.

Fisher emphasized his commitment to maintaining a safe and positive school environment and encouraged parents to approach him with any concerns. A plea and bond hearing for Davis and Benton is scheduled for Thursday.