Kevin Garfield Ricks is a Virginia High School teacher who has been charged with child pornography. Itâ€™s a sad, sick world when you canâ€™t even send your students to high school without worrying about predators.Â Of course, school districts can do their due diligence and check backgrounds on everyone that comes in contact with students â€“ but there are still wolves in sheeps clothing.
According to CNN, Ricks has allegedly had improper relationships with students dating back to the 70â€™s when he was a counselor for a camp for students with disabilities. He was caught only after a student alerted authorities because he saw an inappropriate comment on another studentâ€™s Facebook page that was from Ricks and mentioned an â€œexperience.â€
Upon investigation of Kevin Garfield Rickâ€™s residence, authorities found child pornography on his computer.
Even though technology can be used to harm children, this instance points out that sometimes itâ€™s technology that can help identify instances when an adult is acting inappropriately.Â Had the diligent student not seen the comment on Facebook, who knows how long Kevin Ricks would fly under the radar and how many lives would be negatively impacted.