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Police: Pikesville music teacher, found dead last month, accused of secretly recording students

Scott Tiemann
Posted at 1:13 PM, May 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-02 18:38:52-04

PIKESVILLE, Md. — Baltimore County Police are investigating after they say a music teacher, who recently was found dead, may have recorded several underaged students without them knowing.

Police are searching for potential victims who may have unknowingly been recorded by 46-year-old Scott Tiemann, who had been a Baltimore County music teacher.

Baltimore County Police said Tiemann was a music teacher at various private schools and gave private lessons to children at his home in Pikesville.

However, police said that while giving lessons, a student accused the instructor of secretly recording them.

The secret recordings allegedly took place between January 1 and April 5 of this year at Tiemann's home.

The Park School, in Pikesville, sent a letter to the school community this morning, noting that Tiemann "gave lessons in our after-school music program for a number of years and recently had served as a substitute teacher in our Middle School band program."

Police said after they learned of this information Tiemann committed suicide.

So far, investigators don't believe any recordings were made outside of Tiemann's home.

Scott Tiemann
Scott Tiemann

Baltimore County police wouldn't share exactly where the cameras were located, or if males or females were targeted. Instead, they confirmed the victims were children.

The school addressed the new allegations being made:

"This is distressing news, and we all must be mindful of the range of effects on community members both here at school and throughout the Baltimore community. At this time, police have not confirmed that any Park students who participated in lessons at Tiemann’s home appear in the recorded images. Investigators are working to identify the children in the recordings, and our understanding is that they will reach out directly to the parents of those children. If you have questions about the information in the press release, we encourage you to contact Baltimore County Police investigators at 410.887.6777. It is important to note that we do not expect that the police will share information about students’ identities with the school, as a matter of privacy. Recording individuals without their knowledge represents a fundamental betrayal of trust that impacts not only Tiemann’s victims and their families, but members of the greater community."

Anyone with information can call detectives at 410-887-6777.