Red Bluff High teacher arrested for sending â??inappropriate text messagesâ?? to student

Feb 4, 2014 11:06 AM

Kenneth Wayne Binder, a 42-year-old Auto Shop Teacher at Red Bluff High School, has been arrested for sending harmful matter to a 17-year-old female via text messages.

According to the Red Bluff Police Department, an Assistant Principal contacted the School Resource Officer yesterday who reported they had received information a teacher was reportedly having an “inappropriate relationship” with a minor student.

The Resource Officer along with detectives with the Red Bluff Police Department immediately began their investigation. After speaking with the alleged victim and witness, they learned Binder allegedly sent inappropriate text messages to the 17-year-old student.

Just after 4 p.m. yesterday detectives contacted Binder at the high school and placed him under arrest for sending harmful matter to a minor.

The Red Bluff Police Department stated today the inappropriate relationship had been ongoing for several months, but would not comment further on the investigation.

Binder is being held in the Tehama County Jail in lieu of $15,000 bail.


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