Substitute Teacher Charged In Student's Drowning Death

(Eastpointe, MI) -- A substitute teacher will make an initial court appearance today on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the drowning of an East Detroit High School student. Twenty-four-year-old Johnathan Sails opted to change into swim wear before getting into the school's pool last November to rescue ninth grader KeAir Swift, according to Macomb County prosecutors. Sails is charged with gross negligence, and authorities report that he lacked certification as a certified swim teacher and failed to supervise students around the pool.