ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky middle school teacher who was arrested on child pornography charges has been fired from his job.
A report says 33-year-old Robert Thompson Jr. was terminated from Hardin County Schools on Tuesday.
An arrest warrant states he received two photos of minors engaging in sexual activities.
Thompson spent a year as an eighth grade math teacher in Hardin County.
The State Journal reports he was named middle school teacher of the year for the 2017-18 school year when he taught in Franklin County. It’s unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.