Sheriff: Officials find new victim of videotaping-teacher

Sheriff: Officials find new victim of videotaping-teacher

Scott William Grantham

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

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WCNC.com

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 8:36 PM

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. – The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office says they've identified a new victim and filed additional charges against a teacher who's accused of secretly videotaping students.

Scott Grantham, 50, was arrested last Friday, accused of using a video camera to record a female student in the classroom. The student told investigators that he used the camera to shoot down her blouse as he approached her from behind.

Following Grantham's arrest, he granted investigators permission to search his Hickory apartment; officers were given permission to take two personal computers, two digital cameras, two flash drives and 30 CDs and DVDs belonging to Grantham for investigation.

After examining the items taken from Grantham's home, officials filed two new charges against him of indecent liberties with minors.

Grantham was arrested on Thursday and booked in to the Catawba County Detention Center under a $40,000 bond.

Grantham is a teacher at Arndt Middle School where he’s employed as an English as a Second Language teacher. 

Grantham was charged with two felony counts of secret peeping in connection with the original charges, and was able to quickly post his $10,000 bond.

In a statement sent to NBC Charlotte last Friday, school officials said:

The superintendent, Dr. Dan Brigman, suspended Mr. Grantham with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. 

In the meantime, Mr. Grantham has been prohibited from being on any campus owned or operated by Catawba County Schools and from communicating with employees and students. 

Due to the ongoing investigation and laws relating to confidential personnel matters, Catawba County Schools cannot discuss this matter further at this time.

The investigation continues.

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