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W.Virginia middle school teacher fired amid sexting accusations

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 4:41 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2013

BECKLEY, W.Va. » A Raleigh County middle school teacher has been fired for allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages to a 13-year-old student earlier this year.

An investigation into the alleged texts between the teacher, Lori Lester, and the student is being conducted by the West Virginia State Police.

The Register-Herald reports that the county's Board of Education voted Monday to fire the Trap Hill Middle School teacher.

While Lester did not attend the meeting, her attorney Jay Barringer did. He declined comment on the case.

The student's parents took him out of the school following the texts. He was home-schooled for the remainder of his eighth-grade year.

In several of the alleged texts, a woman appears naked and in lingerie.

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