TUCSON – A southern Arizona teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
Tucson police arrested cheerleading coach Christie Elliot. The 25-year-old Elliot is being held in the Pima County Jail on one count each of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and sexual conduct with a minor.
Tucson police spokeswoman Sgt. Diana Lopez said a parent of the alleged victim checked his cell phone and found inappropriate messages.
Police say the parent believed those messages were coming from the Empire High School English teacher.
Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker told KOLD-TV in Tucson the parent of the 15-year-old boy called the principal.
The principal investigated and determined the teacher needed to be sent home.