A POLICE lieutenant who warned students about sexting has resigned from the force after sending “inappropriate” text messages to young girls, officials said.
Ryan Prescott taught several classes at a Georgia school, including Sexting and Social Media, according to The Daily Tribune News.
The former school resource officer referred to himself as Bubba Ryan in the messages and admitted he was in contact with several students.
Prescott resigned from the Cartersville Police Department in March, and is no longer teaches classes at Cartersville Middle School.
He told students that he “was unfamiliar with some of the forms of social media, specifically Snapchat,” Deputy Police Chief Jason DiPrima wrote in a report obtained by the Daily Tribune News.
“Prescott stated that one of the eighth-grade students demonstrated to him how to use Snapchat and assisted him in getting it on his personal phone.”
He would use the app to contact the student and least two other kids, the newspaper reported.
Prescott cautioned one person not to “tell people you are talking to me … rumors will spread,” according to the report.
He also asked the student if she was gay, according to officials.
Read another message: “Do all your friends know you like girls [sic] butt?”
He also requested a photo of the child’s girlfriend.
“I honestly think you should be opened [sic] minded,” Prescott wrote, according to the Daily Tribune News.
“I’m not against it but choices in life affect your future … positive or negative.”
At one point Prescott also told students he was “drunk texting everyone” and urged them not to say a “bad word.”
“You get a spanking,” he told one student, according to the newspaper.
“I get fired.”
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Prescott told DiPrima that exchanges with the students “may appear inappropriate” but they were not intended that way, according to the newspaper.
“When asked for further explanation as to why he would discuss with a student her sexual preferences and suggest that he had Canes Cash to provide her, Prescott referred back to his initial defense that he was trying to build a relationship with her to help her, not ‘groom’ her,” reads the report obtained by the newspaper.
It was determined during the investigation that Prescott violated multiple rules, but he does not appear to be facing criminal charges.