Bixby teacher pleads guilty to child pornography and voyeurism charges

BIXBY, Okla. — UPDATE: Jason Byrd pleaded guilty to attempted receipt of child pornography, video voyeurism in Indian Country, and obstruction of justice by corruptly destroying records, documents, or other objects. Byrd will be sentenced on December 16.

A Bixby math teacher bonded out of jail after getting accused of taking a video up a girl’s skirt.

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation prosecutors office says the teacher, Jason Byrd, used a phone to take the video of the minor in a stairwell at Bixby High School.

The incident was reported to police on Aug. 25.

Byrd appeared in court Wednesday where his bond was set at $5,000.

He bonded out but faces charges for video voyeurism -- a felony in tribal court.

Bixby Public Schools released a statement Thursday morning:

“A Bixby High School teacher was suspended on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 after the district received a report of possible inappropriate conduct on the part of the employee. Upon learning of the allegations, school officials immediately notified law enforcement and have been cooperating fully with the investigation. Based on information obtained from the Lighthorse Police Department under the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the Bixby employee has been arrested and booked at the Okmulgee County Jail. The district can confirm public reports that the employee under investigation is Jason Byrd, a math teacher at BHS since August 2008. While privacy laws restrict information the district is able to provide relative to any ongoing employee investigation, the district values the trust and confidence our community and families have placed in us. If allegations of wrongdoing are verified, we will act quickly and decisively to address these issues in accordance with Bixby Board of Education policy and Oklahoma statutes. District officials will release additional information as it becomes available.”

—  Bixby Public Schools