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Westminster High volleyball coach fired by school system following arrest on child pornography charges

The Carroll County Public School System terminated the employment of Evan Thomas Harris Frock, a substitute teacher and head volleyball coach at Westminster High School, Tuesday. Frock, 32, of Taneytown, was arrested Monday and charged with distribution of child pornography, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

Frock is charged with four counts of inducing a minor to produce child pornography and eight counts of possession of child pornography, among numerous other charges, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

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The school system announced Frock’s firing Tuesday in a letter sent to parents and CCPS employees.

“As always, we are fully cooperating with the sheriff’s office and any other authorities with the investigation,” the letter stated.

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Between April and October 2021, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received CyberTipline Reports that Frock had distributed files of child pornography through Snapchat, a social media platform. Deputies executed a search warrant at Frock’s home in Taneytown Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Frock contacted more than 1,000 Snapchat users while allegedly posing as a high school student using the names volleygirlhan, volleygirl1025, laxguy2323 and pictures1025, to facilitate the exchange of photos and videos of underage girls, police said. Investigators are working with school officials and the Carroll County Board of Education to identify possible additional victims.

Carey Gaddis, a spokesperson for Carroll County Public Schools, said Frock began working as a volleyball coach at Westminster High School on Aug. 25, 2015. Frock was hired as a permanent substitute teacher on Aug. 21, 2019, Gaddis said.

Teresa McCulloh, president of the Carroll County Education Association, said the situation is “disgusting” and “extremely concerning.”

“Districts are desperate in hiring teachers due to a shortage, considering the unreasonable expectations and treatment from some of the extreme community groups,” McCulloh said. “The shortage is only going to get worse.”

Frock is being held without bail following a bail review hearing on Tuesday morning. No attorney was listed for Frock in online court records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 7 in Carroll District Court.

Earlier this year, a Westminster High School English teacher was placed on administrative leave by the Carroll County public school system. Leslie N. Lewis, a former principal at Baltimore Community High School, an alternative school that closed in 2016, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to two counts of theft for taking more than $58,000 from the Baltimore City Public Schools system. She was sentenced in February 2018 to five years for each count of theft, with all but 90 days suspended, according to the state prosecutor’s office. She was also supposed to serve five years of supervised probation.

Lewis is no longer employed by CCPS, according to Gaddis.


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