Ex-Kentucky high school teacher jailed on child porn charges

Sam Beason
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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) -- Police say a Kentucky high school teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges.

News outlets report that 47-year-old Sam Beason resigned from his job after he was arrested by Ashland police on several charges of possession of child porn.

Beason had taught math at Russell High School. A statement from the Russell Independent School District says he resigned Tuesday.

District Superintendent Sean Horne says Beason had worked with the district for about 15 years. Horne says Beason is being investigated by Ashland police, Flatwoods police and the school resource officer.

Beason is jailed without bond. It is unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment for him.