A volunteer high school basketball coach in North Carolina was taken into custody for allegedly carrying out sexual activity with a student, according to the local sheriff’s office.

In a Facebook post of the arrest, Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby F Kimbrough Jr said, “The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Office of the People, would like to thank all involved in assisting to remove a predator from our community and saving our most valued asset, our children. This incident is a true testament that we are better, stronger, and safer together.”

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Who is Brandon Lamont Mock?

Brandon Lamont Mock was arrested Wednesday after a school resource officer at Robert B Glenn High School in Winston-Salem received a tip on Monday that Mock was sending inappropriate texts to a juvenile, according to the sheriff’s office. He is 37 years old. He is accused of having sex with a student on November 30, 2022, according to an arrest warrant.

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Investigators gathered more information and obtained charges after the school resource officer brought the matter to their attention.

Mock was charged with four counts of felony sexual activity with a student. He was working on a volunteer basis with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district.

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“An allegation like this is deeply concerning and always taken seriously by our staff,” Superintendent Tricia McManus said in a statement. “Immediate action was taken to ensure this volunteer was removed from campus and will not be on any of our campuses in the future,” she added.

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Mock had been a volunteer for the men’s basketball team since 2021 and will no longer work with the district, the school district said in a press statement. He received a $15,000 secured bond and was released. He was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.

Mock has waived his right to a court-appointed attorney. An attorney for him was not listed.