Bedford County Teacher Off The Job For Text Message

Stephen Givens.. Photo from the Bedford Co. Sheriff's Department

A high school band and choir director in Bedford County is off the job after police said he sent inappropriate text messages to a student.
Stephen Givens, the band and choir director of Community High School was arrested Friday morning on charges of solicitation of a minor.
Detectives said Givens texted a 16-year-old girl, sent her pictures and asked her to send him pictures. Authorities said the student is in one of Givens’ classes. Givens has been suspended without pay.