TOMS RIVER — Kyle Banner, 48, of Brick Township, pled guilty before state Superior Court Judge Guy P. Ryan to three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The state will seek a term of 364 days in Ocean County Jail, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
Additionally, the state will seek the forfeiture of Mr. Banner’s teaching license, as well as any and all future public employment. Finally, Mr. Banner will also be required to register as a Megan’s Law offender, and be subject to parole supervision for life.
On April 23, administrators at Toms River Intermediate North were alerted that Mr. Banner – a teacher at both Toms River Intermediate School North and Ocean County College – posted sexually explicit photographs of himself to his public Twitter profile. On April 24, Mr. Banner was suspended from his teaching position without pay.
An investigation determined that students had viewed the sexually explicit images by accessing Banner’s public Twitter profile, the prosecutor stated.
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