Justin Adrian, a social studies teacher at Olathe East High School in Shawnee, Kansas, is being charged with a felony for unlawful sexual relations for having a sexual encounter with a student in his classroom. According to The Kansas City Star, Adrian, 33, connected with an 18-year-old student at his school using an online app (Grindr). The encounter occurred on September 6th when the student went to Adrian’s classroom and engaged in sexual acts after Adrian locked the classroom door. Adrian gave the student a hall pass so that he would not be late to his next class. Haven’t we seen porn movies that start this way?
According to court documents, Adrian told the student that he could be fired if people found out that they were engaging in conversation. The affidavit also states that messages between the teacher and student were ‘sexual in nature’. According to Fox4KC, Adrian asked the student to meet him at a nearby Target on September 6th, but the student declined. He persisted several other times during the day. Adrian was placed on administrative leave following the incident.
Olathe East High School sent letters to parents reading:
Dear Olathe East parents,
I wanted to make you aware that Mr. Adrian, your child's Social Studies teacher, will not be returning to Olathe East. We have an outstanding substitute in place currently and will be looking to name a permanent teacher as quickly as possible. Our substitute will be working closely with our Social Studies chair, and I am confident that students will have an excellent remainder to the 2018-19 school year. Once we have named a permanent teacher, we will communicate that information to you.
We are committed to working with our students and staff to make the transition as smooth as possible. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.
Kerry Lane, Principal
Adrian was also a councilmember for Shawnee City Council. He resigned on September 12th.
Currently, Adrian is free on bond, but is due back in court on November 7th. If convicted he could serve over two and half years in prison.