Nixa assistant principal facing child porn charges fired

Colby Fronterhouse

Colby Fronterhouse

NIXA, Mo. – An assistant principal at a southwest Missouri junior high school who is facing charges related to child pornography has been fired by the local school board.

The Springfield Leader-News reports that the Nixa school board voted Monday to fire 41-year-old Colby Fronterhouse. Fronterhouse was charged last month in federal court with sexual exploitation of a child for the purpose of producing child pornography. A court affidavit says Fronterhouse pretended to be a 14-year-old girl sending sexually explicit messages to a 13-year-old boy. Federal authorities said Fronterhouse gained access to the victim’s cell phone through school records.

He had been on administrative leave from the junior high until the board’s vote to fire him Monday.

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