WSF volunteer arrested on sex crime charges involving student

A former volunteer employee of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth Public Schools (WSF) district has been arrested on sex crime charges involving a student.



Brandon Lamont Mock, age 37, has been charged with four felony counts of sexual activity with a student. Mock turned himself in on Feb. 1 to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Forsyth Sheriff, Mock received a bond secured in the amount of $15,000, which he posted and was released.

The charges are a Class G felony that carries a sentence of 8 to 31 months in prison per count.

According to the district, after the charges came to light, Mock was suspended from coaching and will no longer serve as a school system volunteer.

A Feb. 2 Facebook Post by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office detailed Mock’s arrest and charges:

We charged a man with four (4) Felony counts of Sexual Activity with a Student.

On January 30th, 2023, our School Resource Officer (SRO) at Glenn High School received a tip from a community member that a volunteer coach, who is not a Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) employee, was sending inappropriate messages to a juvenile.

Our SRO immediately notified our Investigators, who took action to verify the information and gather the facts. As a result of evidence uncovered during the investigation, Investigators sought and obtained charges on the afternoon of February 1st, and due to this, the suspect turned himself in last night.

Brandon Lamont Mock, a 37-year-old black male of Winston Salem, was arrested and charged with four (4) counts of Felony Sexual Activity with a student (NCGS 14-27.32(a). NCGS 14-27.32(a) states that “If a defendant, who is a teacher, school administrator, student teacher, school safety officer, or coach, at any age, or who is other school personnel, and who is at least four years older than the victim engages in vaginal intercourse or a sexual act with a victim who is a student, at any time during or after the time the defendant and victim were present together in the same school, but before the victim ceases to be a student, the defendant is guilty of a Class G felony, except when the defendant is lawfully married to the student.”

Mr. Mock appeared before the Magistrate and received a bond secured in the amount of $15,000. He met the conditions of his release and is scheduled to appear in court on February 2nd, 2023.

“The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the Office of the People, would like to thank all involved in assisting to remove a predator from our community and saving our most valued asset, our children. This incident is a true testament that we are better, stronger, and safer together.” Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough, Jr.

As always, anyone with information related to criminal activity should contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office directly at 336-727-2112; anonymously text information, photos, and video via Text-A-Tip at 336-920-8477; or anonymously call Crimestoppers at 336-727-2800 for English or 336-728-3904 for Spanish. To report information concerning juvenile behavior or request juvenile intervention resources, call our Juvenile Intervention and Investigation Team (JIIT) number at 336-917-7030; you may remain anonymous.

Mock had been a volunteer coach for the men’s basketball team since 2021 and he will no longer work with the district, according to a press release by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Schools (WSF).

“An allegation like this is deeply concerning and always taken seriously by our staff,” WSF Superintendent Tricia McManus said in a press release. “Immediate action was taken to ensure this volunteer was removed from campus and will not be on any of our campuses in the future. Any adult behavior that is harmful to our students will not be tolerated in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. We are entrusted to provide a safe environment to all our students, and we take that very seriously.”

Mock does not have a teaching license on file with the state

About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a reporter currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_ Tips:
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