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St. Vincent's Academy teacher arrested for taking up-the-skirt photos of students

Joey Morcock (Source: Chatham County) Joey Morcock (Source: Chatham County)

A 38-year-old teacher and track coach at St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah has been arrested for allegedly illegally photographing students.

Joey Morcock is accused of taking photos up the skirts of female students while employed at the academy.

According to a Savannah Police Department release, the incident was first reported on April 23.

Morcock has been taken into custody on two counts of secretive recording of intimate parts.

He was removed from his position at the school while the investigation was ongoing.

The principal of the school has released the following statement: 

In the Mercy tradition, we teach our young women to speak out against injustice. I am proud of our strong young women who let their voice be heard. I cannot discuss the details of the termination of Mr. Joseph Morcock, Physics/AP Chemistry and track coach, due to the fact that it is a personnel issue and a police matter. I can say that the administration has acted swiftly and judiciously regarding this matter. We have every confience that the plan we have put in place for the remaining days of school will allow us to complete the school year successfully. Please be assured that as always, the administration is focusing on the safety and wellbeing of our students. Thank you for your support and confidence in SVA. Please continue to pray for us. 

Anyone who has information on this case can contact the SPD tip line at 912.525.3124 or the Special Victims Unit at 912.651.6742.

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