UPDATE (10/02/2023): On Monday, Oct. 2, Bedford police announced that 39-year-old Grant T. Gibson of Bloomington, Ind., had been arrested on two level 6 felony charges: disseminating harmful material to minors and official misconduct.
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BEDFORD, Ind. — Police in Bedford have confirmed that a substitute teacher at a local middle school is under investigation for sending lewd photos to a female student on Snapchat.
FOX59/CBS4 received a tip from a viewer Tuesday morning that a Bedford middle school substitute was under investigation for sending nude photos to a girl he had taught.
Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore confirmed that BPD is aware of the allegations and that officers are currently investigating.
On Wednesday, North Lawrence Community Schools stated that the district was notified about the inappropriate photographs sent to Bedford Middle School students on Friday. The “support staff member” was immediately removed from school grounds and police were contacted, NLCS said. The substitute teacher is no longer employed by the school district.
“Because this matter involves students and personnel, NLCS is legally limited on the information the district can share publicly. Please understand that the safety of our students is always a top priority. We appreciate your patience and trust as we address this matter appropriately,” NLCS said.
FOX59 anchor Angela Ganote was sent the photos that were reportedly sent to the female student. Ganote said that she could not confirm who the man in the photos was, but that he appeared to be naked and on a bed.
Two parents who spoke with FOX59/CBS4 said that the lewd pictures were shared publicly last week and that they are shocked no arrest has been made.
FOX59/CBS4 is working to confirm more information regarding the allegations and police investigation. This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.