GBI officials at the time worried there might be more victims.
Those concerns appeared to come to fruition when Holly Springs police received a Nov. 1 tip about “inappropriate conduct” that involved a student at Lyndon Academy, a private college preparatory school in Holly Springs.
Linda Murdock, the academy’s headmaster, told Channel 2 Action News a female student came forward with allegations last fall shortly after Vandel’s initial arrest. Murdock said she sent the student to police.
Vandel was teaching at the school at some point last year. Murdock said she fired him after he was arrested in September and barred Vandel from returning to campus, the news station reported.
Once the victim identified Vandel as a suspect, detectives began investigating sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Police on Friday did not say exactly what those allegations were in a news release announcing the latest charges.