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Savannah teacher arrested for illegally photographing female students

Joey Morcock (Chatham County Sheriff's Office)

Savannah Police’s Special Victims Unit has arrested a 38-year-old teacher on charges of illegally photographing students.

Joey Morcock is accused of taking photos up the skirts of female students while a track coach and teacher at St. Vincent’s Academy, according to Savannah police.

The incident was first reported to Savannah Police on April 23 and detectives with the Special Victims Unit launched an investigation.

Police say Morcock was officially taken into custody today, May 10, on two counts of surreptitious recording of intimate parts.

He was removed from his position at the school while the investigation was ongoing, according to police.

The school's principal, Mary Anne Hogan, 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 confidence 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 well- being of our students. Thank you for 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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