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Teacher accused of inappropriate communication with former student appears in court

Eric West (Courtesy: Saint Joseph County Police Dept.) Eric West (Courtesy: Saint Joseph County Police Dept.)

A Walt Disney Elementary School teacher accused of having inappropriate communication with a former student appeared in court Thursday morning.

During his appearance, Eric West was arraigned on a misdemeanor charge of Inappropriate Communication with a Child.

Prosecutors say West, a 5th grade teacher, sent inappropriate text messages to a former student who is now 12 years old. An attorney with the Special Victims Unit said in an affidavit that texts on July 12, 2012 were of a sexual nature. 

West is scheduled to appear in court again on November 28 for a status hearing.

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