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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  • by Rick Location: Washington on Dec 25, 2008 at 09:10 PM
    If a crime was committed the prosecuter needs to proceed with a speedy trial, win a conviction to shut down the pay and benefits, and get the conviction into the national database. Not rocket science; just good legal skills and an efficient judicial system.
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Dec 19, 2008 at 01:48 PM
    Wow! Suspended WITH pay! I gotta get a new camera. Now just how long can i stay out?
  • by Ozone Location: belhaven on Dec 17, 2008 at 07:38 PM
    that was a ridiculous comment Annie!!
  • by Annie Nonomus Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2008 at 08:00 AM
    State policy calls for a suspension WITH PAY until a complete investigation is completed. At that time the evidence will be presented and a hearing held. Usually the person resigns before the hearing. Problem is, if they resign nothing goes on their record and they can get a job someplace else.
  • by V Location: NC on Dec 17, 2008 at 05:26 AM
    He took nude photos of students - found on HIS camera - and he is suspended WITH pay?????
  • by here Location: here on Dec 17, 2008 at 05:18 AM
    SICK! There are so many sick people in this world today. I would like to say it is getting to the point where you can not trust anybody these days but unfortunately we are past that in this deteriating society. You can not TRUST anyone. If you do you are a fool. Especially with your CHILDREN!
  • by Wilma Location: behehemouth on Dec 17, 2008 at 05:16 AM
    Can't. Fix. Stupid.
  • by jax girl Location: nc on Dec 17, 2008 at 04:56 AM
    STILL being paid by the school system? I don't understand....Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, spokeswoman Cynthia Robbins says Tye has been suspended with pay

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