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Former SCS teacher arrested for indecent liberties with student

A former Stanly County Schools teacher has been charged with indecent liberties with a student, which is a felony.

Richard Collins, 22, of Charlotte, was arrested by the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office June 3 and sent to the county jail. He was released that night on a $10,000 secure bond.

Collins was a music teacher at North Stanly high and middle schools from August 2019 until his resignation May 4, according to Stanly County Schools.

He was also initially charged with contributing to delinquency of a minor, a misdemeanor, but that was later dropped.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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