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Ex-Kansas teacher gets probation in student sex case

Person required to spend 30 days in jail and register as sex offender

June 30, 2018 - 5:20 pm
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A former teacher at Gardner Edgerton High School has received a suspended prison sentence and three years' probation for having sexual contact with a student.

The Kansas City Star reports that 45-year-old Todd Burd was ordered Friday to serve 30 days in jail as a condition of his probation. He was also required to register as a sex offender.

Burd pleaded guilty in April to unlawful sexual relations. He had initially been charged with aggravated criminal sodomy after a 16-year-old boy reported being assaulted while sitting in Burd's pickup truck.

Burd taught music and was the choir director at Gardner Edgerton High School in late 2016, when the incident happened. Burd received the Gardner-Edgerton district's Teacher of the Year honor in 2015.

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