An Iredell-Statesville Public School System assistant principal has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.
Shaun Michael Bock, age 28, was charged on Feb. 3 by Mooresville Police with one count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The charge is a Class E felony that carries a penalty of 15 to 63 months in prison.
Bock was taken before a magistrate and issued a $10,000 secured bond, which he posted and was released from custody. The victim is not a student at the school or at any other Iredell-Statesville campus, according to law enforcement.
According to a statement by Mooresville Police, a report was filed with the Mooresville Police Department on Jan. 26 that made reference to suspected sexual exploitation of a minor between an adult and a minor.
Mooresville Police executed a search warrant for the residence at 119 Steam Engine Drive, Unit 104 and at the suspect’s place of employment on February 3, 2021.
Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding this incident, any other similar incidents, or anyone else who may be a victim, to please contact Detective Garron Lawing with the Mooresville Police Department at 704-658-9007 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to Iredell-Statesville Schools, Bock has been an assistant principal at Coddle Creek Elementary School since July 2020. The district suspended Bock on Feb. 3 pending an investigation by both the school district and the Mooresville Police department.
“We will work in full cooperation with the authorities to ensure this matter is thoroughly investigated. Our job is to protect our children at all cost,” said Jeff James, superintendent of Iredell-Statesville Schools.
State records show that Bock has an active North Carolina teaching license that was issued in July of 2020. It will not expire until June 30, 2023, unless revoked beforehand. Bock is licensed in the areas of Science 9-12 and School Administrator: Principal.
Bock is the third North Carolina education employee arrest tracked by this site in 2021, but he is also the second Iredell educator arrested this year.
The first, John Dean Woody, was also a teacher in Iredell County. Woody, age 23, was arrested on Jan. 6 and charged with felony indecent liberties with a student. He was issued a $25,000 secured bond, which he posted and was released.