Teacher Faces 200 More Charges

by Julie Montanaro
September 11, 6:45pm

A chemistry teacher at Maclay School in Tallahassee is in even more hot water.

Fifty-four-year-old Richard Saunders was arrested on Saturday accused of 100 counts of possession of child pornography.

Monday deputies added another 200 counts after beginning to review the computer discs they confiscated from Saunders' home this weekend.

"There's more obvious child pornography on there, I mean, as small as toddlers, and we decided to go ahead and file another 200 counts today," said SGT Tim Baxter of the Leon County Sheriff's Office. "And that's still just getting the ball rolling. There are going to be more counts to come because once FDLE gets it and categorizes it, we're talking thousands of images on these discs."

The headmaster at Maclay, Bill Jablon, says he spoke with students about Saunders' arrest Monday.

Jablon says Saunders has already told the school he would resign as soon as he gets out of jail.