School Resource Officer arrested on sex crime charges Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) arrested a school resource officer following allegations of rape, and other sex crimes against children.

Thirty-year-old Mark A. Scheetz of Lansing was arrested in Bonner Springs just before 5 p.m. Wednesday for for rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

Scheetz has been employed for approximately one year as a school resource officer for the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Police Department, assigned to F.L. Schlagle High School. Prior to that, he was employed by the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office from 2016 to 2018. However, the alleged crimes are suspected to have occurred when Scheetz resided in Norton County between 2013 and 2015, and stem from reports that he engaged in sex acts with a minor, sent lewd photos to minors, and used electronic devices to solicit sex with minors.

Following his arrest, Scheetz was transported to Norton. He is being held in the Norton County Jail.

If anyone has information related to this multi-jurisdictional investigation, they are asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. The investigation is ongoing.