South Florida teacher wanted on child porn charges killed himself, FBI confirms

A South Florida teacher wanted by the FBI on federal child pornography charges fled to Tennessee, where he committed suicide, the FBI confirmed Wednesday.

Corey Perry, 33, of West Palm Beach, was found Friday at a Nashville hotel, FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock said.

As FBI agents approached his hotel room, Perry shot himself and later died, Leverock said.

Perry was a teacher at Howell L. Watkins Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens. Leverock said Perry was found at the Nashville hotel near where his relatives live after a multi-state manhunt.

Leverock said the FBI located Perry using undisclosed "sophisticated investigative techniques."

The FBI is investigating whether Perry received any assistance while he was a fugitive.

Leverock said numerous victims have been identified, but court documents related to the investigation remain sealed.

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