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Thomas Calvin Vickers, Goateed High School Teacher, Somehow Charged With Underage Solicitiation

"I thought she wanted to play Traveller RPG!"
"I thought she wanted to play Traveller RPG!"
Photo via KTRK

An eighth-grade history teacher sporting an allegedly hip goatee, who also likes to play a little online sci-fi games?

Mr. Cool. All the kids probably like him.

The cops aren't so hot on him, though, especially the one who posed online as a 14-year-old female. A 14-year-old female who allegedly got lewd photos from Vickers, 42, as he was soliciting her for sex.

KTRK reports that officers from the Precinct 4 Constable's office and Conroe ISD arrested Vickers without incident.

Vickers' LinkedIn page says he's a teacher at Conroe ISD's Moorhead Junior High; we're sure the name of the high school is never used in any kind of witty sexual repartee.

The page also shows Vickers is a member of a LinkedIn group devoted to Traveller RPG, which is an online gamer kind of thing. He also was part of a State Board of Education committee on standardized test revisions for 7th-grade history, so if the new standards include a lot of late-night online counseling between kids and hip teachers, you know who to blame.

A spokesman for the Harris County DA's office tells Hair Balls that Vickers has been charged with online solicitation of a minor and promoting child pornography.

Vickers allegedly showed a webcam video of himself masturbating to the person he believed was a 14-year-old girl, and a video of another, possibly underage, girl masturbating.

On the other hand, all this is just alleged, of course. So there's that.


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