Sheriff’s Office: School employee sent inappropriate Snapchat pics to student

Jeffrey Thomas (Photo: Union Co. Sheriff's Office)

UNION COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Union County deputies have arrested a Piedmont High employee on multiple charges concerning inappropriate contact with a student.

Jeffery Thomas Long, 31, of Monroe, was arrested Thursday.

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Long worked as a monitor in the computer lab at Piedmont High.

On Thursday, Piedmont High School officials became aware of allegations concerning Long and a student possibly exchanging inappropriate photos through Snapchat. An investigation confirmed Long had exchanged inappropriate photos with the student and inappropriate physical contact had taken place between them.

Sheriff’s deputies charged Long with three felony crimes for Indecent Liberties with a Minor and one charge for Disseminating Harmful Material to a Minor.

Long was released from the Union County Jail last night.

The investigation is ongoing.

Long is no longer employed by Union County Public Schools.