Memphis teacher accused of trying to lure boys to his car

(WMC-TV) - A Sheffield High School teacher charged with trying to lure young boys to his car appeared in court Thursday.

This case is apparently connected to a series of recent reports about a man attempting to lure boys to his car outside a number of different schools.

Darrin Miller, 24, a teacher at Sheffield High School, is now on unpaid suspension.

According to Memphis police, Miller is accused of trying to lure multiple boys to his car on a number of different occasions as they walked to and from several schools, including Hamilton Middle School and High School, Melrose High School and Sherwood Middle School.

Last week, police issued an alert about a man in his 20's offering boys money in exchange for sex. At the time, investigators said they had received at least five complaints since February.

Police said one of the young men was able to provide Miller's tag information.

In a video arraignment in court Thursday, Miller requested release on his own recognizance, but a judge denied it. Miller remains in jail on $200,000 bond.

Miller has been employed at Sheffield High School since August of 2010.

Miller has been arrested once before, accused of biting his boyfriend during an argument. That case was dismissed. He's due back in court next Wednesday.

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