NC Band Teacher Charged With Having Sex With A Student

A band teacher at a South Carolina middle school has been arrested and accused of having sex with a North Carolina student.

Multiple media outlets reported that 44-year-old Richard Priode of Charlotte was charged Thursday with indecent liberties with a student.

Priode is the band director at Sullivan Middle School in Rock Hill.

The charges stem from his work at South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte.

Priode left South Mecklenburg last June.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools spokeswoman Cynthia Robbins says the school district cooperated with police as soon as it learned of the allegations.

Rock Hill schools spokeswoman Elaine Baker says she can't talk about the case because the district is awaiting official notification of the charge.

It was unclear if Priode has an attorney.


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  • by jojo on Jun 14, 2009 at 01:27 PM
    When I was 7 I knew what was right and wrong, the bird and the bees. 60 years ago we didn't have all the media their is now. No excuses for not having parents, with the media today.
  • by what jojo??? on Jun 13, 2009 at 04:08 PM
    16yr olds are supposed to be impulsive and immature- that's y they have authority in their lives, can't vote, are legally bound to be at school, and aren't allowed to consent to sex w/ a 44 yr old teacher!!
  • by jojo on Jun 12, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    They should start sending the children to jail too ,if they are 16 and older, by now to be sure they know right from wrong.
  • by Tim Location: Greenville NC on Jun 12, 2009 at 01:34 PM
    LOL Wilma
  • by Wilma Location: swankitown, AZ on Jun 12, 2009 at 11:54 AM
    This one time, at band camp......
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