Former Winnetonka coach accused of attempted sexual contact with student, supplying pornography

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Clay County prosecutors have charged a former Winnetonka High School football coach for sexual misconduct with students. Jarrett Morris left the school in November when the allegations were first reported, and he is now charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, furnishing pornography to a minor and attempted sexual contact with a student.

Former Winnetonka football coach Jarrett Morris faces 3 criminal charges related to alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with students. The photo is a screengrab of his biography as it used to appear on Winnetonka's football website.

Former Winnetonka football coach Jarrett Morris faces 3 criminal charges related to alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with students. The photo is a screengrab of his biography as it used to appear on Winnetonka's football website.

According to a probable cause statement, a school resource officer got a report on November 18 that Morris had sent pornography through Twitter direct messages to two 16-year-old female students. The messages were allegedly sent between January and November of 2015.

Morris, 29, allegedly inquired about the students' sexual activity, and sent explicit images depicting sexual acts in the Twitter conversations.

He's also accused of asking for naked pictures of one of the students, and he allegedly sent some of himself. The court document states that he also tried to have the student over to his house to have sex, and told her of a place where they could have sex on campus in secret. He claimed to have had oral sex in that location with other teachers, and said it would be riskier with a student.

In one of their conversations, Morris allegedly said, "You act like I'm not smart enough to get away with things."

The North Kansas City School District provided this statement in lieu of Morris' charges

"North Kansas City Schools is aware of the charges filed against a former staff member. NKC Schools has very high expectations of its teachers and staff and expect them to conduct themselves honorably.  When behavior fails to meet expectations, the district cooperates fully with our law enforcement partners to ensure all matters are appropriately resolved. Regardless of the situation, the safety and security of students is the top priority."

A warrant is out for Morris' arrest, and prosecutors have requested a $25,000 bond according to online records.

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