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Green Forest Teacher Reaches Plea Agreement

A former Green Forest teacher who had an inappropriate relationship with a former student takes a plea agreement and been sentenced, according to court documents.

According to an Ozarks First report, 46-year-old Dustin Lee pleads guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. He was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to pay $1,190 in fines.

Lee was arrested in Van Buren in January of 2023 after a probable cause affidavit said a school resource officer with the Green Forest Police Department was contacted by Superintendent Matt Summers about inappropriate messages between Lee and one of his students.

As part of his plea agreement, Lee is ordered to have no contact with the student involved, commit no misdemeanor offenses and refrain from entering the property of any Arkansas school instructing children in grades kindergarten through 12th.

The full recap of the story can be found on the Ozarks First Website.

(Story by Kyler Swaim, Ozarks First)

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