Request for Nude Photos Costs Indiana Teacher His Job

Scott Schermerhorn, 31, a physical education teacher and boys’ golf coach at Clarksville High School in Indiana was arrested and suspended on April 16, when police accused him of soliciting nude photos from underage students at the school.

In February, a 15 or 16-year-old girl (accounts differ) told a trusted adult friend that she had received a text message from Schermerhorn asking for nude photos. A subsequent investigation revealed that he had drunk-texted and Instagrammed a 17-year-old student with a similar request, and had sent a nude photo of himself to an 18-year-old girl.

Schermerhorn is facing two charges of attempted child exploitation for the communications with the under-18 girls; the communication with the young woman over the age of 18 was not illegal, although clearly not appropriate for a teacher. After posting bail in the amount of $7,500, Schermerhorn was released from jail. He was immediately suspended by the Clarksville Community School District, and two weeks later, was fired by the school board.

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