Deputies Charge LHS Teacher, Coach with Child Porn Possession

Shawn Fitzgerald, 46, a Lakeland High School special needs teacher and soccer coach, has been charged with 408 counts of possessing child pornography by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, News Channel 8 reports. There is no evidence the files were produced locally, the Sheriff’s Office said. The Polk School district says it is in the process of firing Fitzgerald.