Paul Roberts was “Teacher of the Year” when he was arrested and fired from his job teaching math at Stafford Middle School.
Administrators allege the 52-year-old educator’s Facebook conversations with two students featured lewd dialogue peppered with “profanity of a sexual nature.”
Similar incidents are cropping up across the country as social media tools proliferate.
In January, a California teacher was charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy. Investigators say that relationship began with text messages, Facebook postings and instant messaging. In Illinois, a former teacher pleaded guilty this month to inappropriate communications with a then-17-year-old student after allegedly sending more than 6,000 texts over a 3-month period.