UPDATE: A former Ooltewah High School teacher accused of inappropriate texts with a student turned himself in at the Hamilton County Jail for booking on Thursday night.

According to the police report, 24-year-old Chandler Morris asked a student to have sex with him by using Snapchat.

The report says when the student told Chandler she was underage, he replied with "yeah that's fine" and said he okay with "going the child predator route."

The report says Chandler admitted to police his intentions of "hooking up" with the student in the bathroom of a Walmart during the school's lunch period.

The report says pictures of the victim were also found on Chandler's phone.

Chandler was cited in lieu of arrest on August 20 and given 30 days to turn himself in.

He is charged with Solicitation of a Minor and two counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. His bond was set at $100,000.

Chandler is scheduled to appear in court on September 16.

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PREVIOUS UPDATE: An Ooltewah High School teacher is off the job after being accused of inappropriate texts with a student on Tuesday.

Hamilton County Schools spokesperson Tim Hensley says the student reported the texts messages to the school's administration, which immediately contacted the Chattanooga Police Department.

A CPD spokesperson tells Channel 3, the teacher, 24-year-old Chandler Morris, has been charged with Solicitation of a Minor and was cited in lieu of arrest.

Police say Morris has up to 30 days to turn himself in.

Hensley says the incident was also reported to the Department of Children’s Services and the Tennessee State Board of Education.

"Hamilton County Schools holds the safety and wellbeing of its students as its top priority," Hensley said in a release. "Hamilton County Schools will not tolerate conduct that adversely affects our ability to provide a safe and secure learning environment for students."

Chattanooga police are leading the investigation of the incident. 

Channel 3 learned of the incident when a parent called our newsroom saying that she received an automated call from the school system informing her of what happened.

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