A North Carolina middle school teacher is
accused of sending nude pictures and an erotic
video to at least two former students.
Caron Blanton, 34, turned herself in Tuesday
after someone saw the content on a student's
phone at Burns High School in Cleveland County.
"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
Deputies said the video showed the educator
performing "sex act on herself," according to the
Blanton sent the inappropriate photos to the
teens over the course of two years. It started
while they were students at Burns Middle School
and continued into their high school days.
"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 added.
School administrators learned about the footage
on April 9 and Blanton resigned from her job as
a science teacher with Burns Middle School
shortly after, according to the Cleveland County
The Charlotte Observer reports that Blanton was
charged with three counts of indecent liberties
with a child under 16 and six counts of
disseminating obscene material to a minor.
She is out of jail on a $150,000 bond.