SALEM, Ore. (AP) – A high school teacher in northwestern Oregon has been arrested on sexual abuse charges after being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student.
The Statesman Journal reports that the 36-year-old man was arrested Monday after the Dallas School District reported to police that he had been involved with the female student. He’s being held on $30,000 bail.
Superintendent Michelle Johnstone says the suspect had been employed with the district for two years and has been placed on administrative leave.
The district issued an email to parents Tuesday informing them of the teacher’s arrest.
Police say the teacher is only believed to have one victim and an investigation remains ongoing.