RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A former Randolph County math teacher has been accused of rape.
Brian Antonio Guerrero, 24, of Ramseur, was arrested Monday on a charge of second-degree forcible rape, according to jail records.
Greensboro police say the charge has nothing to do with any students. The charge involves another adult.
The Randolph County School System says Guerrero was hired on July 27, 2018.
He taught math at Randolph Early College High School.
The school system says he no longer works for the district after he resigned Monday. As of Tuesday morning, Guerrero is still listed as a math teacher on the Randolph Early College High School website.
He received a $350,000 secured bond, according to jail records.
A Randolph County mom told FOX8 over the phone that her daughter was a student of Guerrero’s this year, and she looked up to him.
“She was just in shock that he would do something like this,” the mother said. “Right before Christmas break, she had told me he acted a little off, and she had asked him what was going on. He told her he was fighting some depression.”
She didn’t think much about it until she learned about Guerrero’s arrest.
“You would think that would be something he would talk to with an adult instead of a teenage girl,” the mother said.
FOX8 is told the victim was not a student at Randolph Early College High School, but it’s not making the news any easier for parents.
“It could have been my child. That’s what it all boils down to,” the mother said. “He might be extra friendly, and my daughter thinks that it’s OK because he’s just being friendly. But he could have been setting her up. Who knows.”
FOX8 did check to see if Guerrero had any previous disciplinary actions, but school leaders say they cannot discuss personnel matters.