A former School of the Osage teacher accused of sexual contact with a student will find out this next week if his bond is reduced. Mark Edwards is currently being held in the Miller County Jail on a $300,000 bond. Edwards is also charged with statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy-deviate sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 14. Edwards, allegedly, has confessed to contact with one student while on a bus for a field trip. The incident, or incidents, apparently happened sometime on, or about, April 18th. Edwards retained private counsel and is scheduled to be in court for a bond reduction hearing on Wednesday (May 9).