Ex-security guard at East Chapel Hill HS arrested on student-sex charge

Randy Sam Bradford
Randy Sam Bradford

Chapel Hill police have charged a former East Chapel Hill High School security guard with committing a sex act with a student, a felony, earlier this month.

Randy Sam Bradford, 49, surrendered at the Orange County Jail in Hillsborough on Wednesday, police spokesman Lt. Joshua Mecimore said in a statement.

Bradford is charged with one felony count of engaging in a sexual act with a student, police said.

Mecimore said the student reported the incident to school officials, and they called police. It happened at the school, he said.

A magistrate said Bradford would have to post an unsecured $10,000 bond to be released.

Jeff Nash, a spokesman for the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools, said Bradford had first worked for the school system in 2009 as what officials call an extra-duty employee and was a strength coach at ECHHS. Those positions are often held by teachers who agree to coach a sport, but not always, he said.

Bradford changed to a part-time job as a security guard at East in 2014, Nash said.

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