Phillip G. Kornell, Tampa, Florida (arrested Mar 2013) [underage sex sting]

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    Phillip G. Kornell (St. Petersburg, Florida) , 40, temporary history teacher at Chamberlain High School, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida, "underage sex sting"

    Tampa Bay Times: Chamberlain High teacher arrested in underage sex sting (Mar 25 2013)

    The teacher, Phillip G. Kornell, 40, of St. Petersburg faces three second-degree felony counts related to attempting to meet a teenager for sex, records show ... In the sting, similar to one run months ago that captured 43 people, undercover officers posed online as 14-year-old boys or girls and arranged to meet for sex at a residence in Manatee.

    The Ledger: Teacher Fired After Being Caught in Underage Sex Sting (Mar 26 2013)
    Tampa-area (mostly former) educators with issues:
    Phillip G. Kornell, Tampa, Florida, Chamberlain High School, Hillsborough County Public Schools
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    Tampa Tribune: Chamberlain High teacher fired after arrest in child-sex sting (Mar 25 2013)

    A Chamberlain High School teacher has been fired from his job after he was accused of trying to arrange sexual relations with an underage child. Phillip G. Kornell, who has taught history at Chamberlain for a year, was snagged by a sting conducted by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, which announced his arrest this afternoon.
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    ABC Action News: 35 arrested in Manatee County child sex sting dubbed Operation Green Shepherd II (Mar 25 2013)

    Among those arrested ... Tampa teacher Philip G. Kornell, 40. Kornell is a teacher at Chamberlain High School. Detectives went online and set up meetings with men, who thought they were going to meet up with a juvenile for sex. Once the defendants arrived at a meeting place, they were greeted by detectives.
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    Bay News 9: Teacher among 35 charged with trying to meet children for sex (Mar 25 2013)

    Those arrested include Philip Kornell, a teacher from Chamberlain High School in Tampa ... Dubbed as Operation Green Shepherd II, Steube said the weeklong operation resulted in the arrest of 35 men. Undercover detectives met the men online ... Detectives say this week the men came to an undercover residence in Manatee County for what they thought was a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old boy or girl. Instead, they were arrested.
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    My Fox Tampa Bay: Tampa teacher arrested in Manatee sex sting (Mar 25 2013)

    A Tampa teacher was arrested in a sex sting, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Philip Kornell, 40, is a social studies/history teacher at Chamberlain High School. He was one of 35 people arrested in "Operation Green Shepherd II." ... Kornell was sent a letter telling him not to return to work, Hegarty said.
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    WTSP: Tampa teacher busted in Manatee sex sting (Mar 25 2013)

    Surveillance cameras were rolling as dozens of men were busted in Operation Green Shepherd 2. It's the second sting operation in Manatee County in six months designed to catch men looking to have sex with children. "Our undercover detectives posed online in chat rooms as 14-year-old males and females, and the 35 individuals arrested agreed to meet at an undercover location in Manatee County, where upon their arrival they were arrested," said Manatee Sheriff Brad Steube. As the men arrived and knocked, the door was opened by a cop with handcuffs, and not the fun kind. One of those arrested was 41-year-old Phillip Kornell, a history and social studies teacher at Chamberlain High school in Tampa. Originally hired as a temporary teacher in 2012, he was fired immediately.
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    Bradenton Herald: Manatee sheriff: Internet sex sting nabs 35, including teacher (Mar 26 2013)

    Among those arrested was Phillip G. Kornell, 40, a teacher at Chamberlain High School in the Tampa area ... the undercover officers were not lawfully allowed to entice the suspects, just to chat, Rivera said. The suspects had to make the first move, and, once they did, a location to meet was arranged. There, the suspects were arrested. Rivera said he would just go to one of the multitude of on line social sites and simply enter the words, "I am a 14-year-old girl and I'm bored and looking to chat."
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    Seminole Heights Patch: Chamberlain High History Teacher Ousted After Arrest (Mar 26 2013)

    Chamberlain High School history teacher Phillip G. Kornell thought he was arranging to meet an underage girl via the Internet, but it turned out to be an undercover detective from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. When Kornell showed up for the in-face introduction, he was arrested ... Chamberlain parents were notified of the arrest and firing Monday.

    Carollwood-Northwood Patch: Chamberlain History Teacher Ousted After Arrest (Mar 26 2013)
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    My Fox Tampa Bay: School district disappointed after teacher arrested in sex sting (Mar 26 2013)

    Phillip Kornell, a history teacher at Tampa's Chamberlain High school for the last year, is now off the job. The 40-year-old is accused of trying to have sex with a 14-year old ... Detectives say some of the men brought booze, pot, guns and condoms to the house.