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UPDATE: PSUSD Teacher Accused of Sending Harmful Matter to A Student

Ben Schenk

UPDATE: PSUSD Teacher Accused of Sending Harmful Matter to A Student

CREATED Jan. 17, 2013

PALM SPRINGS - A teacher has been arrested for allegedly sending harmful matter to a minor.

According to Palm Springs police,  teacher and Indio resident Ronald Bishop, 40 was detained in the Palm Springs high school parking lot Thursday afternoon. Bishop is suspected of sending text messages containing matter used in an attempt to seduce a 15 year old.

Bishop was arrested for contact or communication with a minor to commit an offense which is a felony. Detectives have served search warrants on his home and cell phone.

A statement released by the Palm Springs Unified School District states, "Mr. Bishop is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. We cannot comment any further, as this is a personnel matter."

Bishop's bail was set at $150,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned on January 22.

 

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