St. Louis County teacher accused of having sex with student

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 | 9:56 a.m. CST; updated 5:25 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CLAYTON — A high school teacher in south St. Louis County is accused of having sex with a girl at the school and showing her and three other girls explicit pictures of himself.

Baxter Harris is a business teacher and girls' basketball coach at Hancock Place High School. The 30-year-old was charged Monday with two counts of sexual contact with a student and four counts of showing pornography to minors.

St. Louis County police said Harris allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old student in a classroom and on school grounds earlier this year. Police also said the girls took nude pictures of themselves on a digital camera and showed them to the teacher. They said he also took inappropriate pictures of himself and showed them to the girls.

According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report, Harris is on paid leave from the school as board members begin the process to fire him.


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dale anderson November 11, 2008 | 10:48 a.m.

This is happening all over the country. Go to and click on the Scandal page. They have documented over 400 of these types of incidents since just the beginning of 2008

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