December 17, 2017
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Maine teacher accused of ‘sexting’ with student

By Callie Ferguson
Updated:

Local police are investigating allegations that unlawful “sexting” took place between a Freeport High School teacher and a student, according to WCSH and Freeport police.

The student is reported to be a minor, according to the TV station. Police made the preliminary stages of the investigation public in a statement Tuesday afternoon, though provided few details.

The alleged “sexting” took place over the past month or so, according to Lt. Nathaniel Goodman.

Cynthia Alexander, assistant superintendent for Regional School Unit 5, to which Freeport belongs, said Tuesday she legally could not comment on school personnel matters and, therefore, could not confirm or deny an investigation was taking place.

“We cannot discuss personnel issues as a matter of law,” she said in a statement. “However, if there is ever an allegation of a boundary issue between adults and students, including one of sexting, we take immediate action to investigate and to ensure the safety of the students entrusted in our care.”

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