Police: Teacher at Nashua High School South used gay social media app to proposition students
NASHUA - A Nashua teacher is accused of sending nude photos to students using a social media app.
On Wednesday, Nashua police arrested Bruce Lanctot, 40, of 25 Stark St., Apt. 1, for certain use of computer services prohibited, a class B felony.
Police said Lanctot, a teacher at Nashua High School South, sent nude pictures of himself to a student using Grindr, a gay social network app. Police said Lanctot engaged in sexually explicit conversations with the victims and solicited at least one victim to send him nude photos. The victims also reported that they received numerous nude photos of Lanctot and said they were solicited by Lanctot to meet with him and engage in sexual conduct.
Police obtained an arrest warrant for Lanctot, and he turned himself in to police on the warrant. Lanctot is also charged with an additional count of computer services prohibited, a class B felony; two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, class B felony; three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, class A misdemeanor; and one count of indecent exposure and lewdness, class A misdemeanor.
Each Class B Felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison. Each class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in the Hillsborough County House of Corrections. Lanctot was released on $20,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on June 15.
Lanctot is currently on paid administrative leave.