Crime

Middle School Teacher Accused of Sending Nude Videos To Former Students

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A North Carolina middle school teacher is accused of sending nude pictures and a pornographic video of herself to two former students.

Caron Blanton, 34, is charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child under 16 and six counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor.

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Someone at Burns High School saw the content on a student’s phone on April 9 and reported it to police. Authorities say the video of Blanton shows her "performing a sex act on herself."

Blanton, a science teacher at Burns Middle School, turned herself in Tuesday. She resigned from her teaching position last week.

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She is allegedly sent pictures to the two minors over the course of two years.

"It started out as a basic picture and then onto a bathing suit picture and it ended up getting to the nudity and on into the video," Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Capt. Joel Shores told WSOC-TV.

None of the images appear to have been taken on school grounds.

"There's no question in our mind, who is in the video. Who made the video. We know exactly who was in the video," Shores said.

Blanton is now out of jail on $150,000 bond.

“We encourage parents to interact with their child to make sure they know who they are interacting with and to make sure that they know what's going on in those conversations,” Shores added.

Sources: HNGN, WSOC-TV