The Transylvania Times -

Ex-BHS Band Teacher Pleads Guilty - Brevard NC


Kenneth Franklin

Kenneth Franklin, the former band teacher at Brevard High School, has pleaded guilty to five counts of indecent liberties with a student, a class 1 felony.

During the fall of 2014, an investigation into Franklin began when the administration of Brevard High School and the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip alleging misconduct between Franklin and his students. The investigation revealed that Franklin was having an inappropriate sexual relationship with one of his female students.

Franklin was sentenced to five consecutive sentences of 24 months supervised probation.

Franklin cannot have any contact with the victim, cannot possess a firearm, and must register as a sex offender for a period of 30 years.

"We recognize our teachers hold positions of trust," said District Attorney Greg Newman. "This man violated that trust. We appreciate the Transylvania County school system dismissing Mr. Franklin from his position. This conviction will revoke his certification to be a teacher in North Carolina."


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