Alex David Morris, a math instructor at North, was arrested and sent to the Johnson County jail on five counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
A Shawnee Mission North math teacher who had been detained earlier in the day on suspicion of sexually exploiting a juvenile had his job terminated by the Shawnee Mission Board of Education.
According to the sheriff’s office’s records, deputies arrested 32-year-old Alexander David Morris at 11:30 a.m. After that, police filed five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor against him.
According to the criminal complaint, he possesed images depicting a child under the age of 18 engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
On Thursday, Morris appeared in Johnson County District Court for the first time. Morris asked for a court-appointed attorney during his hearing via video link from the Johnson County Adult Detention Center in New Century.
He will appear in court again on October 6 at 10 a.m. He is still in the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office’s custody after posting a $150,000 bond.
Morris is not permitted to communicate with any of the complainant’s witnesses or small children unless expressly permitted by a civil court order. Additionally, he is not allowed to use a computer or the internet, and if Morris posts bond, he will be subject to electronic surveillance.
Morris has long been heavily involved with Shawnee Mission North’s swim program as a coach in addition to his role as a math teacher.
Outside of high school swimming, he has been a well-known figure in Kansas City’s swimming scene. According to Morris’ LinkedIn profile, he has coached swimmers for both the City of Mission Swim Club and the Kansas City Blazers.
A Kansas City Blazers spokesperson said the team was unaware of Morris’ arrest and had no further comment when contacted. Morris is not mentioned as a coach for any teams, despite photographs of him still being there.
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Case #: 22CR02695