Marshfield teacher arrested after accusations of 'inappropriate relationship' with student

Marshfield High School (File/SBG photo)

COOS BAY, Ore. - A high school teacher faces accusations he had an "inappropriate relationship" with a student during the previous school year, Coos Bay Police said.

Officers arrested William A. Paget, 24, on charges of Sexual Abuse III, Official Misconduct, Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor, Sexual Misconduct, and Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana to a Juvenile by a Person Over 21.

Paget teaches choir and theater, according to the school's website.

The investigation started September 7 with a report to Marshfield High School officials about Paget. The teacher was placed on administrative leave while a criminal investigation was conducted, police said.

Police served a search warrant at Paget's home on Wednesday. He was later taken into custody and jailed.

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