SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. – A Sumter County high school teacher was arrested Wednesday after inappropriately touching at least one student, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
A student came forward Friday, saying that South Sumter High School teacher Jason Sager, 48, had touched the student and sent them inappropriate messages, deputies said.
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In an investigation, deputies said Sager had been communicating with the student via social media during after-school hours.
Deputies also discovered that Sager had been unlawfully touching the student, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. The release shows that a separate witness reported being touched by Sager, as well.
Sager faces four counts of battery and two counts of transmission of harmful material to a minor. He was jailed at the Hernando County Detention Center on a bond of $14,000.
Any other victims are urged to contact the sheriff’s office at (352) 793-2621.
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