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Gym Teacher Arrested For Having Sexual Relationship With Student

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Gym Teacher Arrested For Having Sexual Relationship With Student

 A Long Island gym teacher and wrestling coach was apprehended earlier this week for having a sexual relationship with one of his students.

The New York Post reports Thomas Barton,54, was arrested Friday afternoon around 4:45 p.m. for having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old female student. He taught physical education at the North Middle School in Brentwood. Police charged Barton with third-degree rape, third-degree criminal sex act, and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Superintendent Richard Loescher confirmed Barton’s termination with Newsday after news of his arrest.

“The employee has been administratively reassigned from his job responsibilities and is prohibited from entering school grounds,”

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Barton reportedly worked for the Brentwood School District for 30 years and taught physical education along with being listed as a wrestling coach on a school board meeting document.

His arraignment was scheduled for Saturday and he pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape. A judge set his bail for $40,000. There were no details about the victim or her family.

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Source: The New York Post

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