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Details revealed in case against Clarksville High School teacher

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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) - We're learning new information in the case against a Clarksville High School teacher. 

Scott Schermerhorn was arrested the same day he did an interview with police, according to court documents. 

"There were three total students identified as having been people who were solicited by him," said Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull. 

According to a probable cause affidavit, the 31-year-old admitted that he requested inappropriate photos from students to investigators on Monday. 

The documents say in the case of a 16-year-old, "...he initiated contact with her while he was away in northern Indiana while he was intoxicated and requested pictures of her breasts." 

The court documents go on to say, "...the next day when he awoke, he made contact with (the juvenile) and asked her not to tell anyone about the texts and all communication ended." 

Police say Schermerhorn asked for inappropriate photos from two other students, ages 15 and 18. 

Court document state only the 18-year-old sent pictures back but Schermerhorn isn't charged in that case because of her age. 

"I did file two counts of attempted child exploitation against Mr. Schermerhorn," Mull said. 

Police say the criminal activity happened last year, 

A friend of Schermerhorn tells WDRB News he taught P.E. That friend was shocked to learn what happened and says everyone thinks he's a good guy. 

"These allegations came to light when the Clarksville Police Department was approached by a member of the public concerned about the conduct of Mr. Schermerhorn," Mull said. 

Schermerhorn has been suspended from teaching. 

A statement sent to parents and guardians from Superintendent Kim Knott Tuesday says in part, "The teacher remains out of the classroom, and his status as an employee is being addressed." 

WDRB News requested an interview with Schermerhorn while he was in jail. He declined. 

Officials say he's due in court Friday morning. 

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