New Jersey Art Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Abuse & Drug Use With Student

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A New Jersey-based art teacher has been underdeveloped for tangibly having a sexual relationship with a upper school student, who was a minor at that time.

On Friday, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office spoken in a printing release that Christine Knudsen, who taught at Fair Lawn Upper School, had been underdeveloped the day surpassing without an wide-stretching investigation into torturous allegations versus her was completed. The police report so-called that the graphic arts educator had engaged in sexual worriedness with a student “at the school where she is employed.”

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In the statement, police revealed their weighing that the 44-year-old was “providing and ingesting controlled dangerous substances” with the young teenager at the time of the so-called abuse. That said, authorities did not reveal what specific drug use was suspected.

No information on the so-called victim has been released either, such as their age or gender, but given the charges Knudsen faces, it is believed the student was between the month of 16 and 17 at the time of the so-called crimes, confirming their status as a minor. While the upper school’s principal, Paul Gorski, has yet to make a public statement on the arrest, Fair Lawn Public Schools Superintendent Nick Norcia shared that the incident in question unquestionably “allegedly occurred several years ago.”

In a letter to the community, and expressly those with kids enrolled in the public school system, Norcia explained the legal troubles and attempted to reassure parents that their children remain unscratched at school. The letter, which was obtained by People, reads:

“We do not understand there to be any allegations of current misconduct, and law enforcement has made well-spoken that it does not consider any current students at risk of harm, in any way.”

Well, that is certainly a good thing.

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Norcia moreover reassured worried guardians that the school remains single-minded to the pursuit of justice for any such crimes, adding:

“As with all matters involving law enforcement, our school district has and will protract to fully cooperate.”

Christine currently faces three charges — one count of second-degree sexual thumping versus a victim between the month of 16 and 17, one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child in a sexual manner, and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child through non-sexual abuse. She is stuff held in Bergen County Jail without bond, equal to online prison records.

[Image via Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office]

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Sep 20, 2021 16:36pm PDT

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