High school teacher resigns his post after he is arrested for a sex crime

High school teacher resigns his post after he is arrested for a sex crime

Lafayette : LA : USA | Jul 21, 2012 at 3:05 PM PDT
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Lafayette Louisiana. Lafayette Parish School System Superintendent Pat Cooper said Lafayete High School teacher Blaine Peltier, 30, has resigned from his role as a teacher after he was arrested Thursday and chraged with sexual conduct with a student.

Peltier as of Friday remains in a Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a $1,000 bond. Peltier was the man in charge of the Lafayette High School Theatre of Arts Department.

Lafayette Police Department spokesman Corporal Paul Mouton said the student's mother reported the sexual acts of the teacher to the school board. The school board then reported the incident to the police.

There is evidence that sexual relationship between the student and teacher was consenual and last from March to July 2012.

Angela Morrison the Lafayette Parish School System director of community collaburations and partership said school authorities have spoken to the teacher, the student and her parents about the incident. The case remains under investigation.

The penalty for the crime that Peltier allegedly commited is a fine up to $1,000 and a prison sentence of six months. Louisiana state law forbids teachers to engage in sexual relationships with students.

News sources Associated Press and Lafayette Advertiser

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