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Bucks County Teacher Charged With Unlawful Contact With Students

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(Credit: Bucks County District Attorney's Office)

(Credit: Bucks County District Attorney’s Office)

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WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – A 37-year-old schoolteacher faces numerous charges for alleged inappropriate contact with several students at a Bucks County high school, according to authorities.

According to Warminster Township Police, Tyrone Dinkins of Oreland, Pennsylvania, has been charged with multiple counts related to unlawful contact with a minor.

The charges stem from incidents that were reported to police just before the end of the school year at William Tennent High School.  Police  received a complaint of inappropriate contact between a teacher and several students at the school where Mr. Dinkins has been a music teacher since 2001.

Police say eight victims have been identified and the alleged incidents took place at the school.

The Centennial School District immediately placed Mr. Dinkins on administrative leave.

Police secured an arrest warrant for Mr. Dinkins, who is expected to turn himself in at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7.

The Centennial School District stated its primary concern is “to attend to the needs of our students” and has made counselors, school psychologists and social workers available for any student or staff member who would like to talk with someone about the situation.

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