Missouri Teacher Arrested After Lap Dance From Boy He Met on Grindr




Richard Ives—a teacher at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) in Ladue, Missouri—was arrested Wednesday (Jun. 13) after allegedly having sexual relations with an underage boy he met on a gay dating app.

Ives is the latest teacher in the United States to be accused of having sexual contact with an underage person. Similar to other cases, Ives is accused of using a social media app to aid his criminal activity. According to KMOV 4 News, the boy Ives was messing with is only 14-years-old.

Here’s what you need to know:

1Richard Ives allegedly used the Grindr Dating App to meet up with a 14-year-old boy, who he received a “lap dance” from. Ives was caught with the boy after getting pulled over for a traffic violation.


According to court documents, 48-year-old Richard Ives was pulled over by a St. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Deputy after he ran a stop sign just after midnight early Wednesday morning (Jun. 13).

The deputy said when he pulled over Ives’ gray Chevy Malibu he noticed a 14-year-old boy sitting in the front seat of the vehicle. Court documents state that the deputy also noticed evidence of a sexual act and that Ives admitted there was sexual activity between himself and the juvenile.

When the boy was asked for his identification, he said he was Ives’ nephew but didn’t provide any additional information. The deputy said he asked Ives to exit the vehicle and questioned him about why he was out so let with a young boy. The suspect confessed to the deputy that he took the boy to a commuter lot and kissed him. While Ives and the boy were kissing, other sexual contact was made, court documents stated.

The boy’s mother was immediately contacted by deputies, and when she arrived, the 14-year-old told the officer he met Ives on “Grindr,” a social media “hookup app” for gay men. The boy then corroborated Ives’ story that he had been picked up and taken to a commuter lot, where sexual contact was made.

According to Fox2Now, after searching the minor’s pockets, the deputy found ten $20 bills ($200) that the boy admitted were given to him by Ives. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the boy allegedly gave Ives a “lap dance” in exchange for the money.

Ives was arrested and charged with enticement of a child, patronizing prostitution 14 years of age and younger, sexual misconduct of a child under 14 and second-degree sodomy. He was held on a $50,000 bond, which he posted overnight.

2Richard Ives has been teaching since 1995 at MICDS, where he is a fine arts teacher and curriculum coordinator.


Richard Joseph Schwartz Ives has been teaching for 23 years at MICDS (since 1995), according to his LinkedIn bio, which states that he was a “Curriculum Coordinator” for the school. A statement from the school after Ives’ arrest also revealed that he is also a Lower School Theater and Art teacher.

The statement, which was also emailed to parents, stated that he had been placed on leave and wouldn’t be allowed back on campus until the investigation was complete. Read the statement in its entirety below:

Dear MICDS Families and Employees,

By now, some of you will have heard that Rich Ives, Lower School Theater and Art Teacher and Director of Camp Pegasus, was arrested on Wednesday, June 13, in St. Genevieve County and reportedly has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor. The young person involved is not a student or camper at our school.

Mr. Ives has been placed on leave from his job as Camp Director and as Art Teacher; he will not be allowed back on campus during the pendency of any charges and until an investigation has been completed. We are in communication with law enforcement and continue to gather facts. Tim Storey will serve as interim Camp Director.

The safety, health and well-being of all children is our first priority. We conduct thorough, periodic background screenings on all employees, provide training regarding child safety, and respond immediately and appropriately to all reports of misconduct.

I am deeply saddened to have to share this news. Should you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me or to Becky Young, our Associate Head of School.

Sincerely,
Lisa Lyle
Head of School

MICDS is a prestigious private day school serving students from kindergarten age through high school. The school’s about us statement reads: “At MICDS, we strive each day to uplift our bold Mission as we prepare the whole person with the intellectual, social/emotional and leadership skills they need to be successful and positive contributors to a diverse, global and rapidly changing society.”

Fun fact: Actor Sterling K. Brown is an alum of MICDS.

3In addition to teaching at MICDS, Ives also worked as the director of a local camp.


According to Richard Ives’ LinkedIn resume, he worked at a local camp called Camp Pegasus, a summer camp program at MICDS.

“Pegasus has earned a strong reputation in the St. Louis area for its innovative offerings, organization, and outstanding staff (roughly 80 employees annually),” the page reads. “We serve approximately 750 families each summer, and deliver exciting opportunities for children ages 4-14 to learn, grow, and express themselves in the arts, sciences, sports, technology, and more.”

Ives’ LinkedIn bio says he was the camp’s director and held that position for at least 17 years in the greater St. Louis area. The website currently lists “Rich Ives” as the director.

4Ives has a Master’s Degree in Education and Innovation from Webster University.


According to Richard Ives’ LinkedIn page, he attended college between 1990 and 1993 at Webster University, where he studied education and innovation, as well as elementary curricular leadership and literature and language. He received a master’s degree from the school, his LinkedIn page states.














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Racist Missouri Waitress Fired After “N**ger Hunting” Video




A 20-year-old Missouri woman captured on video bragging about going “n**ger hunting” is going to be hunting for a new job now after the footage of her racist comment went viral on social media.

According to the Riverfront Times, Tabitha “Tabbie” Duncan has been fired from her job at St. Louis restaurant and is facing outrage on social media just hours after a video of her using the n-word was posted to Snapchat and re-shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duncan can be heard in the video using the racial slur while others talk about going “n**ger hunting.” The shocking video footage was shared on Facebook on Sunday (Jun. 10) by someone who saw it on Snapchat and has since been shared all over social media.

On Monday, Duncan, a 20-year-old resident of Jefferson County, Missouri was fired by the Social Bar and Grill, a restaurant described by the Riverfront Times as a “breastaurant,” the bar said on Facebook.

Duncan has since deleted most of her social media profiles and had tweeted on June 10th that she had “dropped to her knees in prayer.”

Here’s everything you need to know about Tabbie Duncan and the racist video:

1Tabbie Duncan says “You get them n**gers!” in the video.

The brief video shows 20-year-old Tabitha “Tabbie” Duncan riding on top of a pickup truck down a dark country road.

“So we’re going n**ger hunting today or what?” a man off camera asks. “We’re going n**ger hunting,” another man answers. “We’re f**king n**ger hunting right now,” the off-camera man replies.

“You get them n**gers,” Duncan says, encouraging the men with a smile, as the man behind the camera says, “Look at my soon-to-be sister-in-law! She looks so pretty! It’s probably the most racist, backwoods redneck video you’ll eve

The 13-second clip—possibly the most racist, backwoods redneck video online at the moment—was originally uploaded to Snapchat by a woman named Brianna Nicole Haas. One of the men in the video has been identified as Joshua Davenport and the other guy hasn’t been named yet.

The footage was re-posted on Facebook by a woman named Alexis Morris and re-shared by a man named Lee Merritt. Merritt, prominent Los Angeles attorney, wrote:

I came across this on my timeline a moment ago. It’s disgusting. (Shared by ally Alexis Morris)

Apparently, this woman—Tabbie Duncan of St. Louis, MO—was out with a group of conspirators this weekend “n**ger hunting”. It’s seems Tabbie and her soon to be in-laws (one identified by Alexis as Joshua Davenport) were out celebrating her recent enrollment in the US Air-force.

If you’re ever looking for a compass to determine what era we live in, we live in the era where a white woman enrolls in the US armed forces and goes “n**ger hunting” to celebrate. This is America.

2The Social Bar & Grill said that Tabbie Duncan was “immediately terminated” after they found out about the video.


Social Bar and Grill’s Facebook page was inundated with comments between Sunday night and Monday morning about their employee, Tabbie Duncan, who was prominently featured in several photos on the page in her waitressing uniform—a tube top and black leggings.

After the video went viral, Social Bar & Grill removed all of Duncan’s photos and posted a message Monday afternoon confirming that Duncan had been fired from her job.

“Social Bar & Grill and [its] owners have recently become aware of a vile, disgusting, and offensive video made by one of its employees,” the Facebook post read. “Upon learning of this, Social Bar & Grill immediately terminated this employee as soon as they could reach her! The incendiary comments made by this employee absolutely [do] NOT represent the views, opinions, and policies of Social Bar & Grill and it’s owners. Nor will they be tolerated in any fashion. Social Bar & Grill and [its] owners continue to encourage and seek diversity in its restaurant.”

3Duncan had recently enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and works (or has worked) at a St. Louis area hospital.


According to a social media post from a family member, Tabitha “Tabbie” Duncan recently enlisted in the United States Air Force.

The person wrote in the May 31st post, which shows Duncan sandwiched between the American flag and the U.S. Air Force flag with her right hand raised as if she was being sworn in, “So Tabbie Duncan did a thing today. Welcome to the United States Air Force!! So proud of you.”

When asked on Facebook about the video, a representative from the U.S. Air Force Recruiting page replied, “We have been made aware of a video online of an alleged reserve Airman who made racially insensitive comments. We are looking into the matter and we appreciate this being brought to our attention. The U.S. Air Force values diversity and inclusion; our Airmen come together to produce an incredible team that can accomplish any mission and overcome any challenge. We believe that our greatest asset is our diverse, innovative and technically-savvy workforce. Our Airmen come from all backgrounds and remarks such as these do not fall in line with our culture. We take incidents like this very seriously and action will be taken upon further investigation as necessary.”

Based on other social media posts, it is believed that Duncan works (or has previously worked) at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Couer, Missouri—a city located in west St. Louis County.

A photo on her Instagram page shows her wearing what appears to be a shirt with a hospital logo on it, blue gloves and a hospital employee badge clipped to her shirt. It wasn’t immediately clear what job she has (or had) at the hospital, which has not commented about Duncan’s employment status or the video.

4Duncan is an aspiring model and has shared several modeling photos on her Instagram page.


In addition to her now former waitressing job, being a recent Air Force recruit and a hospital worker, Tabbie Duncan is also apparently an aspiring model.

Duncan’s Instagram page is filled with photos from modeling shoots and she also has a modeling page on Google Photos under the name “Tabitha K. Duncan” featuring a number of pictures from photoshoots taken between October 2017 and February 2018.

5Duncan’s Facebook page had pro-trump memes and memes attacking NFL players. As the “n**ger hunting” video went viral, she posted a quote saying, “Everyone makes mistakes in life” before deleting her page.


According to the Riverfront Times, after the “n**ger” hunting video started going viral, Tabbie Duncan quickly deleted her social media accounts, including her Facebook account, where she posted pro-Trump memes and a meme bashing NFL players for kneeling during the National Anthem.

Before deleting her page, Duncan posted a quote that said, “Everyone makes, mistakes in life, but that doesn’t mean they have to pay for them the rest of their life/sometimes good people make bad choices/It doesn’t mean they are bad.”














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