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Published January 31, 2013, 02:45 PM

North Dakota Educator Accused of Luring Girl Fired From Job

A Grand Forks educator accused of trying to lure a 12-year-old girl from his former school over the Internet has been fired.

A Grand Forks educator accused of trying to lure a 12-year-old girl from his former school over the Internet has been fired.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jeremy Thompson had been working as a paraprofessional and coach in Grand Forks schools when he was charged in early January with luring minors by computer. Superintendent Larry Nybladh tells the Grand Forks Herald that Thompson was fired after a school district investigation.

Thompson resigned from the Adams-Edmore school in December 2010, citing personal reasons. The superintendent there at the time has said he asked Thompson to resign after Thompson allegedly was caught passing inappropriate notes to a student.

Thompson is scheduled to enter pleas next month. His attorney declined comment to The Associated Press on Thursday, saying he had only recently been assigned the case.

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