Rice teacher accused of taking inappropriate pictures of students

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Police say a teacher at Rice Memorial High School is accused of taking inappropriate pictures of students.

Bryan Lynam

Investigators say they got a complaint about music teacher Bryan Lynam, 31, of Burlington. They say he allegedly used a cellphone to take the photos of female students without their knowledge in a practice known as "up-skirting."

Police searched Lynam's home and say they found probable cause to issue him a citation for voyeurism.

The school immediately placed Lynam on administrative leave.

In a letter to parents, Rice Principal Lisa Lorenz noted there had been police activity at the school for a week and rumors were circulating, but school officials were asked by police not to divulge what was going on until now. Lorenz said a student came forward who witnessed an alleged incident. Lorenz also said, "The alleged nature of this offense and its magnitude is shocking and painful for all those involved. Students, faculty and parents will experience a whole gamut of emotions as you process this information and more facts become available." She said administrators, chaplains and guidance counselors are on call to support anyone who needs support.