Volunteer coach arrested for sex with high school student released on bond: 'Predator'
A volunteer high school basketball coach in North Carolina was arrested after allegedly carrying out sexual activity with a student, according to the local sheriff's office.
"The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Office of the People, would like to thank all involved in assisting to remove a predator from our community and saving our most valued asset, our children.
Brandon Lamont Mock, 37, was taken into custody Wednesday after a school resource officer at Robert B. Glenn High School in Winston-Salem received a tip on Monday that Mock was sending inappropriate texts to a juvenile, according to the sheriff's office.
The school resource officer brought the matter to the attention of investigators, who gathered more information and obtained charges.
MICHIGAN TEACHER CHARGED FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENTSOn Wednesday evening, Mock turned himself into the sheriff's office.
Mock was not an official employee with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district, working instead on a volunteer basis.
The school district provided Fox News Digital with a press release that stated Mock had been a volunteer for the men's basketball team since 2021 and will no longer work with the district.
"Immediate action was taken to ensure this volunteer was removed from campus and will not be on any of our campuses in the future.
Any adult behavior that is harmful to our students will not be tolerated in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.
We are entrusted to provide a safe environment to all our students, and we take that very seriously."
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMock received a $15,000 secured bond and was released.
The sheriff's office told Fox News Digital on Thursday that the investigation is ongoing.