A Buncombe County teacher originally arrested in November for sex acts with a student is now facing additional charges.
In November, Keith William Grandy, age 37, was charged with two counts of sex acts with a student. Sex with a student is a Class G felony carrying a sentence of 8-31 months for each charge.
Grandy is now facing an additional charge of felony sex act with a student. The additional charge was filed as a result of an ongoing investigation into Grandy.
Grandy was released on a $65,000 bond following his November arrest but was taken back into custody last week. The court set a new bond for the additional felony charge of $30,000.
None of the three charges happened on school property, according to law enforcement.
Buncombe County schools have not yet made a statement about Grandy’s additional charge, but released the following statement after Grandy’s initial arrest:
“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.”
Buncombe County Schools said in November that Grandy had been suspended. Grandy’s state teaching license is still valid and active.
Grandy is the 54th North Carolina education employee arrest of 2019 tracked by this website.