WINTER PARK, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - 47-year-old Christopher Blackmer has been the band director at Winter Park High School for the last six years. Now he's the one banned from setting foot on campus.
FOX35 caught-up with Blackmer at his Orlando home, but he wasn’t talking. It was the same as last night, when he bonded-out of the Orange County jail after cops busted him on child pornography charges
Winter Park Police say Blackmer had sex with an underage male student and recorded it. The police affidavit also states that Blackmer shared images of a partially-naked Winter Park student. They're charging Blackmer with possession of child pornography - a 3rd degree felony.
Neighbors at his apartment complex say he betrayed students' trust. “Using himself as an authority figure to get what he wants,” said neighbor Raymond Wells.
Winter Park students and parents say they're deeply disappointed.
“It's kinda a sad matter,” said student Louis Seybold, “it's kinda on the down-low but people are talking about it.”
“Disturbing. Obviously,” said parent Bob Blackwood, “you don't want to hear about that anytime.”
Blackmer left the Orange County Jail on $5,000 bond. He's on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.