Ex-Kearney Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Misconduct

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A former Kearney High School math teacher pleaded not guilty to first-degree sexual misconduct after two female students alleged he exposed himself to them earlier this year.

Bryant Hummel, 30, entered the plea Monday. He was a math teacher and assistant football and wrestling coach at Kearney when he was accused.

According to a probable cause statement, Hummel was helping two 17-year-old female students with missing homework after school when he exposed himself to them.

The students told investigators Hummel threatened to fail them in class and ruin their sports careers if they reported the incident, The Kansas City Star reported.

The students alleged Hummel later asked them to expose themselves on social media and sent multiple texts asking them to come to his home.

The school notified authorities in April after the students reported the incidents.