Former Toms River teacher sentenced to jail for sending sexually explicit photos to student

Kyle Banner, who previously taught at Toms River Intermediate North and Ocean County College, will be on supervision for life.

Lanette Espy

Mar 25, 2024, 10:47 AM

Updated 24 days ago

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A former middle school teacher who posted explicit photos on social media and sent a student sexually explicit photos of himself has been sentenced to prison, Ocean County prosecutors announced.
Prosecutors say 49-year-old Kyle Banner, of Brick Township, has been sentenced to 180 days in Ocean County Jail. He must also give up his teaching license.
Banner, who previously taught at Toms River Intermediate North and Ocean County College, will be on supervision for life.
On April 23, 2023, prosecutors say administrators at Toms River Intermediate North were alerted that Banner posted sexually explicit photographs of himself to his public Twitter profile. He was suspended from his teaching position without pay on April 24, 2023.
An investigation revealed students had viewed the sexually explicit images by accessing Banner's public Twitter profile, according to prosecutors. They say further investigation revealed that the photographs were taken in his classroom at Toms River Intermediate North.
According to officials, detectives also discovered that Banner sent inappropriate photographs of himself to a student via Snapchat between October and December 2022. Numerous images were recovered of Banner engaging in sexual conduct by himself in his classroom at Toms River Intermediate North, prosecutors say.
Banner was ordered to register as a Megan’s Law offender. Additionally, a judge ordered the forfeiture of Banner's ability to hold any and all future public employment.


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