Texas revoked his teaching license, but when he applied for a substitute license in Indiana in 2014, he didn’t disclose the revocation, and it wasn’t caught.But after residents saw him on the show, they notified the district, which in turn notified the Department of Education.
The men have been charged with first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor (illegal sex act, victim under 18 years old); and prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure sex from a minor. The citation sates that he believed he was meeting a 16-year-old, and “drove over an hour to purchase a motel room to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor.” He remains lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center.• Williams was arrested Oct. The citation states that he believed he was meeting a 16-year-old male.
Shelton, 33, of Stanford were all arrested in the sting.
There’s predators that will take advantage of you.“A lot of small agencies don’t have the ability to conduct some these investigations.
“I would encourage kids: It may seem fun, but you’ve got to use some common sense and be careful.
We’re fortunate we’ve got a group of experienced guys.
They’re proactive in going out and looking for predators and drug dealers,” he said.
An attorney for Greenwood said his client, “has been working hard to make amends for his actions and, as should be the case, he will never teach again, not in Indiana and not anywhere.”Kendall told WFAA-8 in Dallas, “TEA (Texas Education Agency) pulled my license when they really didn't have grounds to, but they did, and I let it happen because I didn't have money to fight it.
Teachers don't make a lot of money in Texas.”Altman argued that the Department of Education, under the supervision of current Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, has done its job in holding teachers accountable.
"I want the best.”The USA TODAY Network/Indy Star evaluation scored each state based on 10 criteria.
States that scored well made background checks the responsibility of the state, had all licensing applicants checked in NASDTEC and reported all discipline to the national clearinghouse.
It’s an improvement from past practices, in which background checks were more limited and didn’t require a review of out-of-state records.