Lake Highlands English Teacher Arrested, Admits to Possessing … – NBC 5 Dallas


A Lake Highlands English teacher has been arrested, accused of possession of child pornography.

Investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Department and Plano Police Department said they arrested Dante Schmidt, of Allen, early Tuesday morning after receiving a tip he was downloading and sharing child pornography.

Police said they searched Schmidt’s home Monday night at about 6 p.m. and that he admitted to possessing the material and pointed out the computer he used to download and share the illegal images.

That computer was seized and will be forensically examined as evidence in the case. An arrest warrant was secured at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and Schmidt was taken into custody without incident about an hour later.

Police said they do not believe any students are victims. According to the school, Schmidt taught English and had been at the campus for three years.

In a tweet that was deleted sometime Tuesday, the Richardson ISD College and Career Readiness Department recognized Schmidt in July 2017 after he was named Rhetoric Teacher of the Year by Texas OnRamps.

According to UT, “The path to Instructor of the Year

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Lake Highlands English Teacher Arrested, Admits to Possessing Child Porn, Police Say – NBC 5 Dallas


A Lake Highlands English teacher has been arrested, accused of possession of child pornography.

Investigators with the Collin County Sheriff’s Department and Plano Police Department said they arrested Dante Schmidt, of Allen, early Tuesday morning after receiving a tip he was downloading and sharing child pornography.

Police said they searched Schmidt’s home Monday night at about 6 p.m. and that he admitted to possessing the material and pointed out the computer he used to download and share the illegal images.

That computer was seized and will be forensically examined as evidence in the case. An arrest warrant was secured at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and Schmidt was taken into custody without incident about an hour later.

Police said they do not believe any students are victims. According to the school, Schmidt taught English and had been at the campus for three years.

In a tweet that was deleted sometime Tuesday, the Richardson ISD College and Career Readiness Department recognized Schmidt in July 2017 after he was named Rhetoric Teacher of the Year by Texas OnRamps.

According to UT, “The path to Instructor of the Year

... read more at: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Lake-Highlands-English-Teacher-Arrested-Admits-to-Possessing-Child-Porn-Police-Say-468482663.html

TJ Ward facing charges for allegedly possessing nearly 100 grams of marijuana


We’re only three days into the new year and it’s already been a rough one for Buccaneers safety T.J. Ward. 

According to records from the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office, Ward was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with felony possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 31-year-old was released just hours after being arrested after he posted a $2,500 bond. 

Although records from the Sheriff’s Office indicated that the marijuana stemmed from Wednesday’s arrest, it appears that Ward was actually arrested on an outstanding warrant after skipping a court date over the two marijuana charges. 

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Ward was originally charged back on October 25 after being arrested in an incident that went unreported at the time. In that incident, police officers showed up at Ward’s apartment, where they found two glass jars that contained a total of 99.9 grams of marijuana (3.5 ounces). In a police report that was obtained by the Times, Ward admitted that “he occasionally smoked out of” of the weed that was contained in the jars. 

After the October arrest, a companion in Ward’s apartment said the weed belonged to her and that she used it for

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