Kentucky teacher arrested on child pornography charges

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky middle school teacher who was arrested on child pornography charges has been fired from his job. News outlets report 33-year-old Robert Thompson Jr. was terminated from Hardin County Schools on Tuesday. An arrest warrant states he received two photos of minors engaging in sexual activities. Thompson spent a year as an eighth grade math teacher in Hardin County. The State Journal reports he was named middle school teacher of the year for the 2017-18 school year when he taught in Franklin County. It’s unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.