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    Former Salpointe teacher a UA alumna

    The Salpointe Catholic High School teacher who resigned last Friday, after a report to the Tucson Police Department alleged she was having a romantic relationship with an underage student, is a graduate of the UA College of Education.

    Salpointe officials found out about the alleged affair last Thursday and contacted TPD on Friday, the same day the 24-year-old teacher resigned, according to TPD reports.

    The teacher graduated from the UA’s College of Education two years ago, after completing her student teaching at Salpointe, Rev. Fred Tillotson, head of Salpointe High School, told the Tucson Citizen.

    She was hired as a full-time teacher after her time student teaching was completed.

    College of Education Dean Ronald Marx said that under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, he is not allowed to comment on the situation.

    “”Quite frankly, I don’t know and I have not inquired about it either,”” Marx said. The female teacher was also the head of the Young Life program at Salpointe during her two years as a full-time teacher.

    Her name has not been released by police because no charges have been pressed against her.

    Police obtained a warrant to investigate the teacher’s house and are also continuing to investigate the situation at Salpointe, according to reports.

    The 17-year-old male student is a senior at Salpointe and his name also has not been released because he is a minor, police said.

    Tillotson sent out a letter Monday to students and parents of Salpointe expressing concern and advice about the current situation.

    Salpointe is required by law to contact the police and Child Protective Services when something of this nature happens.

    Tillotson could not be reached for comment.

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