School board fires Shawnee Mission North math teacher Alex Morris after arrest

A Shawnee Mission North High School math teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of child sexual abuse. Alexander David Morris, 32, has been charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Court documents allege the incidents occurred between January 31 and September 15. Morris was incarcerated at the Johnson County Detention Center. His bail was set at $150,000. The school board held a special meeting on Wednesday, firing Morris hours after his arrest. “Well, I think it’s sad. I mean, you know, they’re supposed to be someone the kids look up to and they have what’s going on is just awful,” Janie Thomas said. Morris was also a swimming coach in the district. “I’m glad they found out about him. I’m glad he was taken out of the school system. You know, those kids need someone they can admire,” Thomas said. Morris is due in court on Thursday.

A Shawnee Mission North High School math teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of child sexual abuse.

Alexander David Morris, 32, has been charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Court documents allege the incidents occurred between January 31 and September 15.

Morris was incarcerated at the Johnson County Detention Center. His bail was set at $150,000.

The school board held a special meeting on Wednesday, firing Morris hours after his arrest.

“Well, I just think it’s sad. I mean, you know, they’re supposed to be someone the kids look up to and they have what’s going on is just awful,” Janie Thomas said.

Morris also coached swimming in the district.

“I’m glad they found out. I’m glad he was taken out of the school system. You know, these kids need someone they can look up to,” Thomas said.

Morris is due in court on Thursday.

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