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Spring Valley High School teacher accused of having sex with student

Spencer Lubitz

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Spring Valley High School teacher accused of having sex with student

CREATED Jan. 15, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- School officials removed a teacher from the classroom while they investigate allegations of misconduct.

Those allegations are directed at a teacher at Spring Valley High School.

Action News received a tip that a female teacher at the school was sleeping with a male student.

Action News called the Clark County School District, and officials said they are aware of the allegations saying the issue is currently under investigation.

That teacher is no longer on campus, pending the outcome of the investigation.

The district said teachers having sex with students can be considered gross misconduct.

If the allegations are found to be true, the teacher could be fired.

The district released a statement saying they take all allegations made against staff seriously, adding, "The district and school police are aware of these allegations and are conducting an investigation. Our number one priority is the safety of our students."

It is important to note that, at this time, we don't know the exact age of the student involved.

The age of consent in Nevada is 16, meaning if the sex is found to be mutually consensual, criminal charges may not be filed.

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