GREELEY, Colo.October 6 2010 — A teacher has been fired after being accused of groping a 16-year-old student in a classroom, according to the Greeley Tribune.
The newspaper said the Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education called a special meeting and took two minutes to vote 5-0 to dismiss David Rangel, 28.
Rangel, a teacher at Jefferson High School, was arrested in September on suspicion of sexual assault on child by a person in a position of trust, police spokesman Sgt. Joe Tymkowych said in a news release.
The police investigation determined that at the beginning of the school year, Rangel had “consensual contact” with the girl in a classroom, Tymkowych said.
Under Colorado law, adults cannot have consensual sex with minors.
Jefferson High School is an alternative school for teen parents and kids with other challenges.
7NEWS reported that the 16-year-old girl in this case lives with a foster family.