CRIME

Missouri teacher charged with sexual misconduct with 10 students

Rodney Thomas of Cameron, Missouri

Rodney Thomas of Cameron, Missouri

A suspended northwest Missouri teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with 10 teenage students.

TEXAS TEACHER ACCUSED OF SEX WITH STUDENTS GRINS IN MUGSHOT

Thirty-nine-year-old Rodney Thomas, of Cameron, was charged Tuesday in DeKalb County with 20 felonies, including statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Thomas has been suspended from teaching junior high math and coaching wrestling for the Maysville School District. The sheriff's office began investigating when the district called last month with concerns.

MANHUNT INTENSIFIES FOR TEACHER ACCUSED OF ABDUCTING STUDENT

Court documents say thealleged victims ranged in age from 13 to 17. The documents say he told one student "you are going to get me fired" while engaging in inappropriate contact.

The incidents are alleged to have occurred starting in 2014, with many of them on school property.