Teacher who sexted, kissed student violated school policy, no laws

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PUEBLO, Colo. -- A Pueblo school teacher who resigned shortly after being caught kissing and sending lewd text messages to students violated school board policy, but she is yet to lose her teaching license, according to a recent report.

In October, according to KRDO, police confiscated a cell phone belonging to Larisa Oringdulph, a teacher at South High School, and found photos of the 31-year-old in her underwear that had been sent to several male students at the school. When speaking to police, Oringdulph also admitted she had kissed a 17-year-old outside the school gym.

Pueblo Police have already stated that Oringdulph broke no laws, but on Tuesday, a member of the District 60 school board told KRDO Oringdulph did violate one of the school board's policies -- the "Staff Use of Technology and Internet and Electronic Communications" policy, specifically.

"Staff may not communicate with students through personal social media platforms or by texting without prior authorization from an administrator," the policy reads.

Oringdulph resigned in November, shortly after the story broke. She has declined to comment, but her husband told KRDO that his wife resigned for "personal reasons."

District 50 superintendent Maggie Lopez could recommend to the Colorado Department of Education that Oringdulph lose her teaching license, but KRDO was unable to confirm if Lopez has taken those steps.



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