Former Kennard Classical Junior Academy Teacher Charged In Sex Case

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An after school employee and former teacher was charged in a sex case.

Long time teacher Allen Merry is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student back in 2006 to 2009.

The 72 year old is facing 18 felonies, including sodomy and providing pornographic materials to a minor.

Most recently, Merry has been working as an after school provider at Kennard Classic Junior Academy.

A letter went home with students but none of the alleged incidents involved current students.

Here is a letter sent to parents:

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I wanted to take a moment to inform you of an incident involving a Kennard Classical Junior Academy after-school provider. It has been brought to my attention that a Kennard CJA after-school provider was arrested and charged with numerous counts of sexual misconduct. At this time, we have no information indicating these incidents took place at Kennard CJA or involved any Kennard CJA students.

The District is fully cooperating with police in investigating these allegations. I want to assure you that the entire Kennard CJA staff remains committed to providing your child with an excellent education in a safe, nurturing environment. Please understand that the safety of your child is of the highest priority at Kennard CJA.