Teacher Arrested in Sex Sting

Knoxville (WVLT) - A Sevier County elementary school teacher and youth minister has been charged with indecent exposure during a sting in Knoxville.

According to the News Sentinel, 46-year-old Kent Steven Armstrong was suspended last month, after Sevier County Board of Education leaders learned of his arrest.

Knoxville Police say Armstrong exposed himself in front of an undercover officer in Tyson Park.

The school board plans to decide Armstrong’s future at Seymour Primary School, soon after next week's court appearance.


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  • by Life Location: Knoxville on Aug 7, 2007 at 11:46 AM
    People believe it or not. Tyson Park is catching a lot of minister in the park for this behavior. The Bible teaches us not to put or trust in man but in God. Here you have another ministry caught. Is he going to have to pay just court cost and go to counseling? What you do for one you must do for the other.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 6, 2007 at 06:57 PM
    What is not mentioned in the article is that he exposed himself in the restroom. I don't know how you can use the urynal without pulling "it" out.
  • by a friend Location: Seymour on Aug 6, 2007 at 12:49 AM
    Mr.A,our prayers are with you,I know the way your kids,parents,co-workers,friends and family,love you,we all are having a hard with this,but knowing you,I know how heavy your heart is.
  • by Anonymous Location: Maryville on Aug 5, 2007 at 11:24 PM
    I think your insane to believe that he should be allowed in a classroom everyday with 7 year olds! If he's going to pull "it" out in public, what's keeping him from doing that to children. He should be setting an example for appropriate behavior not indecent exposure! Put him behind bars!!!!!
  • by sam Location: knoxville on Aug 5, 2007 at 04:13 PM
    Can You see a pattern here folks, You have a pervert teaching in our schools and you people have a bleeding heart for this guy. through his butt in prison and let "Bubba" have his way with him, I bet he won't expose himself anymore!!!!
  • by Eve Location: Knoxville on Aug 2, 2007 at 09:25 PM
    Mr. A was my 2nd grade teacher & would never do anything wrong to or around a child. For him to loose his job over his own sexual preferance is a shame. He was one of the best teachers I ever had and stood up for my family when no one else would. What he does in his spare time should not reflect his teaching career. Mr.A, if you were to read this, thanks alot for everything you did for my mom and I when I was a kid. I wish there was something I could do to help you now.
  • by nice on Aug 2, 2007 at 06:29 PM
    nice gunslinger, though
  • by Scott Location: Maryville on Aug 2, 2007 at 07:49 AM
    What a joke. Kent is not a pervert. Another example of questionable police officers. He has now lost his job for such foolishness. Interestingly, he could be out having countless affairs with no consequence.
  • by CHLOE Location: KNOXVILLE on Aug 1, 2007 at 09:20 PM
    WHAT A PERVERT!! THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT YOU CAN'T TRUST ANYBODY, NOT TEACHERS, PREACHERS, COPS, PARENTS, AUNTS UNCLES, ETC.. IT IS VERY SAD!! I AM GLAD THAT HE IS CAUGHT AND BEHIND BARS!! SEND HIM TO PRISON AND LET THE INMATES "PLAY" WITH HIM!!!!
  • by emm Location: seymour on Aug 1, 2007 at 06:39 PM
    We know Mr. Armstrong and don't believe this accusation one bit. Indecent exposure...in a public bathroom? Mr. Armstrong has never been involved with anything of this nature. Now his name and reputation are ruined, and he hasn't even been to trial. Yet, the damage is done.

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