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Panama City Beach School Teacher Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

In a recent announcement, the Lynn Haven Police Department revealed the arrest of Chad Everitt Wallis, a 45-year-old resident of Lynn Haven. Wallis has been taken into custody for the possession of child pornography. The Lynn Haven Police Department, along with the assistance of the US Homeland Security Investigations, US Marshal’s Service, and Springfield Police Department, carried out the arrest following a CyberTip that was forwarded from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Wallis, who is a Bay District School Teacher, at Walsingham Academy in Panama City Beach was apprehended on Thursday. He appeared in court on Friday morning and was granted a $50,000 bond, with certain conditions. His next court date has been set for May 6th.

According to an arrest affidavit, Wallis allegedly emailed himself over 200 images depicting nude children from November 2013 to April of this year. The document further stated that the images found in Wallis’ possession focused on the genitals of pre-teen and teenage children.

The Lynn Haven Police Department and its collaborating agencies are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children in the community.

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