Nude Photo Scandal (Dec. 2008)

Authorities say a high school teacher and swim coach has been arrested and suspended after he paid two students to pose for nude pictures.

Concord police Capt. Gary Hatley told the Charlotte Observer that 39-year-old Michael Randolph Tye Jr. was arrested Monday after one of the two male Independence High School students told authorities about the photos.

Hatley says the pictures were found on Tye's digital camera.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, spokeswoman Cynthia Robbins says
Tye has been suspended with pay. He worked at the district's Morgan
alternative school for eight years before moving to Independence High for the past six years.

Tye remains in the Cabarrus County Jail with a $100,000 bond. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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