BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A Buncombe County High School teacher has been charged with two counts of sex acts with a student.
Keith William Grandy, 37, was arrested on Nov. 13 and charged with two counts of sex acts with a student, according to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.
A search warrant was executed on Grandy’s residence, according to sheriff’s office officials.
His bond has been set at $65,000.
“Thank you to our team of Detectives at the Sheriff’s Office for their investigative work to bring charges against Mr. Grandy. We would also like to thank Buncombe County Schools for their cooperation with this investigation,” Sheriff Quentin Miller said in a statement.
According to the sheriff’s office, Grandy has been suspended from his teaching duties by Buncombe County Schools since the onset of the investigation.
Buncombe County Schools issued the following statement in regard to Grandy’s charges:
“We are shocked by the allegations, and we are cooperating fully with law enforcement. School administrators are working with staff and students to provide support and help everyone stay focused on teaching and learning during this difficult time. Administrators will also be communicating with parents later today.
Employee personnel files are confidential. But, I can confirm Grandy’s hire date. It was January of 2011. He spent all 8 years at NBHS. Currently, Mr. Grady has been suspended from all duties.
As this is still a law enforcement and personnel matter, we cannot release any further details.”– Buncombe County Schools