CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. —
A Cleveland County teacher is accused of sending an inappropriate video and pictures to former teenage students.
Police have charged Caron Blanton, from Mooresville, with three counts of indecent liberties with a child under 16 and six counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor.
Officials said the video was of Blanton naked, performing a sex act on herself.
Someone at Burns High School saw the content on a phone, even though Blanton was a teacher at Burns Middle School. That person called the sheriff’s department, investigators said.
Deputies said she sent the photos to the 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,” said Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Joel Shores.
Blanton, 34, turned herself in Tuesday. Officials said she resigned from the school last week.
Deputies said none of the images appeared to be taken on school grounds.
Her bond was set at $150,000.