Kyle Wade Cummins: Mesa High School Teacher Indicted for Downloading Child Porn

A teacher at Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona was arrested for downloading child pornography. Kyle Wade Cummins taught social studies at the school and was also a basketball coach. He has now been indicted for possession of child pornography.

High School Coach Indicted

Federal court records show that Kyle Wade Cummins was arrested and indicted for receiving and possessing child pornography.

Cummins is a social studies teacher at Mountain View High School in Mesa, according to the school district’s website. He was also a junior varsity coach of the boy’s basketball team.

The FBI issued a search warrant for Cummins’ home on April 23, 2018, and executed it on April 25, 2018. Federal officials were monitoring his home before the warrant was served.

According to the FBI, Cummins downloaded child porn from a peer-to-peer sharing network from at least March 13 to April 16, 2018. The FBI’s surveillance found that Cummins’ IP address downloaded more than 15,000 files during that duration.

After searching his home, FBI agents interviewed Cummins. During the interview, he reportedly admitted to viewing child pornography for about five to six years.

Cummins reportedly watched child porn when his family was not home and deleted the files after looking at them.

He is currently facing four counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

Who Is Kyle Cummins?

Kyle Wade Cummins’ Facebook reveals he taught AP Psychology at Mountain View High. He joined the school in 2005.

Kyle Cummins

Kyle Cummins Indicted on Child Porn Charges (Photo: Facebook/kyle.cummins.5)

He is a native of Mesa, but briefly moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2001. There, he worked in the NBA as a video coordinator for the San Antonio Spurs.

Cummins has been married since March 11, 2006. He and his wife are parents to a son.

When asked about his family’s reaction to this incident, Cummins said, “They’re not happy but there’s nothing I can do at this point. I’m kind of behind the 8 ball.”

He was arrested on April 25 and released on May 2. And as per the terms of his release, he is ordered to stay off school premises and requires supervision if talking to children.

Cummins can’t return to his home, either. So, he’s currently living with his mother in Chandler, Arizona.

The School District’s Response

Mesa Public Schools released a statement that said Cummins was placed on administrative leave following his arrest.

“The district will use the investigation findings from law enforcement and our district policies as the basis for any future employment decisions regarding Cummins,” read the statement.

The district also sent a letter to parents assuring the safety of their children following Cummins’ arrest.

A substitute teacher will take Cummins’ class for the remainder of the school year.

Cummins is prohibited from speaking about the case. However, he didn’t confirm admitting to whatever the court documents state.

“At this point, I’m not any of this… the whole situation I’m regretful but I’m just, uh, in shock that it all happened so we’ll have to wait to see about guilt and innocence later,” said Cummins.

Some of his students are in shock about the news of his arrest.

“Didn’t believe it. At all,” said a student from his AP Psychology class.


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