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Elementary teacher charged with inappropriate communication with a former student


A teacher at Walt Disney Elementary School has been officially charged with Inappropriate Communication With A Child after being arrested last week.

Eric West, a 5th grader teacher, is accused of texting with a 12-year-old former student.  An attorney with the Special Victims Unit said in an affidavit that the texts on July 12, 2012 were of a sexual nature.  Other texts are also believed to have been made, but were deleted before authorities got to the student's phone.

West has an arraignment scheduled for October 18, but the investigation is ongoing.

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