🔴 Teacher posted at-work sex selfies to social media

🔴 He shared accounts with students, who found photos

🔴 Suspended teacher pleads guilty to charges

A Toms River middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to child endangerment, stemming from at-work sexually explicit selfies that he posted to social media.

Kyle Banner, of Brick, has been suspended without pay since shortly after his arrest in April, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer.

Ocean County arrest

The state would seek 364 days in Ocean County jail when the 48-year-old Banner was sentenced, on three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

A sentencing date was not yet set, as of Wednesday.

(Kyle Banner TikTok account mrkbhistorynj)
(Kyle Banner TikTok account mrkbhistorynj)

Middle schoolers saw ‘sex selfies’ on teacher’s Twitter, TikTok accounts

Students had seen Banner’s public profiles on Twitter and TikTok and viewed sexually explicit images taken in his classroom at Toms River Intermediate North, Billhimer said.

Banner also was a teacher at Ocean County College, before his arrest.

Kyle Banner, Toms River Intermediate North
Kyle Banner (Mr. Banner’s History Podcast), Toms River Intermediate North (Toms River Regional School District)

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During the investigation, detectives also found that Banner sent inappropriate photographs of himself to a student via Snapchat, between October and December 2022.

Prosecutors would also request that Banner’s teaching license be revoked permanently and that he be barred from any future public employment.

He would also have to register as a Megan’s Law offender.

NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

Over the past several years, state lawmakers have dealt with accused child predators among ranks of teachers and educators.

The following individuals were arrested and charged in 2021 and several years earlier. Some were convicted and sentenced to prison. Others have accepted plea deals for probation and some cases were still pending.

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