Duncan Gray, West Charlotte High School’s band director and a teacher at the school, has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor.
Gray, 58, the former band director at Johnson C. Smith University, was arrested early Sunday and was ultimately released from Mecklenburg County Jail with bail set at $50,000.
Police have not released details about the case or said if the minor involved was a student or was in the school’s band. Police also haven’t detailed the scope of the investigation or said whether they suspect inappropriate acts with minors not named in court papers.
Gray could not be reached for comment.
In a message to West Charlotte parents, Principal Timisha Barnes-Jones said “a CMPD investigation has resulted in the felony arrest and suspension of the West Charlotte band director.”
Barnes-Jones said school officials would have counselors at West Charlotte on Monday.
In March 2011, Gray was suspended by Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, according to a report by WBTV, the Observer’s news partner. The report didn’t say why.
Gray has spearheaded an effort to raise thousands of dollars for West Charlotte’s band for new instruments and travel, according to a 2014 profile in the Observer.