Freeport teacher under investigation for sexting students

FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) – A Freeport High School teacher is under investigation for sexting a student, police confirmed with NEWS CENTER.

Police confirm they are in the preliminary stages of investigation with accusations of sexting a student, who is a minor.

"The Freeport Police Department has been made aware of an allegation that there was unlawful telephonic contact between a teacher and student over the past month or so," said Lt. Nate Goodman of the Freeport Police Department, in a statement to the media Tuesday afternoon. "The case is in the preliminary stage and we are not going to make any further statements about the details of the ongoing investigation at this time."

RSU 5 Assistant Superintendent Cynthia Alexander would not comment to NEWS CENTER specifically about the allegations, but said, “We take the safety of our students very seriously and investigate all matters brought to our attention. We have policies in place and we take any situation with great seriousness.”

She went on to say, “We are concerned for all students all of the time.”

In a written statement, RSU 5 Superintendent Dr. Becky Foley told NEWS CENTER, "As you know, we cannot discuss personnel issues as a matter of law; however, if there is ever an allegation of a boundary between adults and students, including one of sexting, we take immediate action to investigate and to ensure the safety of the students entrusted to our care."

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