School photographer accused of sexual misconduct at Franklin County school

School photographer accused of sexual misconduct at Franklin County school
(Source: Raycom Media)

FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Parents are furious in Franklin County.

The sheriff's office is investigating reports of more than 10 students being touched inappropriately on picture day.

Sheriff Shannon Oliver said they're still in the middle of the investigation into what happened on picture day at Tharptown Elementary School.

Joe McEachern Photography is fully cooperating with investigators and have taken the accused employees off the schedule.

The Sheriff says ten 5th and 6th graders have been in his office telling deputies what happened on Tuesday, February 27.

It's been both girls and boys reporting the inappropriate touching.

Investigators still need to get statements from the accused photographers and also plan to speak with the Franklin County District Attorney.

The owner of the photography business based out of Southside Alabama tells me they'll keep the two accused photographers from working until the investigation is finished.

Investigators are still interviewing students and will present what they find to the district attorney.

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