Middle School Teacher Accused of Sending Student Inappropriate Pictures

CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. — A former Cleveland County middle school teacher is behind bars and facing several charges after she was accused of sending inappropriate pictures and video to a student.

Caron Blanton is charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child under 16 and six counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor.

Cleveland County School officials say they learned of the allegations against Blanton on Wednesday. School officials say she was immediately suspended on Thursday and on Friday she resigned from Burns Middle School.

We are told Blanton turned herself into authorities on Tuesday. She is listed under a $150,000 secured bond.