Amphi School District begins process to fire accused teacher - Tucson News Now

Amphi School District begins process to fire accused teacher

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TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The process has begun to fire Amphitheater High School's band teacher now that he has been charged with sexual conduct with a minor.

A grand jury has indicted David Rogers.

His attorney says Rogers has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The indictment says "On or about the 21st day of October through the 22nd day of October, 2011, David Thomas Rogers, the minor's teacher, committed sexual conduct with a minor."

The indictment says the girl was 16 years old.

Rogers' attorney told KOLD News 13 his client has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Court records indicate Amphi High School's principal called police when he found out about a possible inappropriate relationship between Rogers and the student.

Rogers was placed on paid leave.

A counselor at the school also is on paid leave.

Court records show the counselor admitted to police that she did not notify authorities when the student wrote her a letter about spending two nights at Rogers' home.

The records also show the counselor admitted to police that she was having a sexual relationship with Rogers.

School district spokesman, Todd Jaeger, says, last week the Pima County Attorney's office said it was still evaluating the counselor's possible involvement in the case.

We are not using the counselor's name because she has not been charged.

Jaeger says, the process to fire Rogers has begun, and the school board will make the final decision.

Jaeger says Rogers will have the opportunity to ask for a hearing during the process.

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