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Fairfield police investigate ‘concern’ about substitute teacher at middle school

Fairfield Schools have announced starting next school high school students will be given computer laptops for a $40 annual fee and allowed to take the learning devices home. The new digital learning program will be expanded to other grades in subsequent school years, said officials. (File Photo/Journal-News)
Fairfield Schools have announced starting next school high school students will be given computer laptops for a $40 annual fee and allowed to take the learning devices home. The new digital learning program will be expanded to other grades in subsequent school years, said officials. (File Photo/Journal-News)

Fairfield police are investigating a substitute teacher who worked at a Fairfield middle school on Wednesday after a student “reported a concern,” the district said.

The district’s statement released Wednesday said the student at Creekside Middle School reported the concern, and it was turned over to Fairfield police.

“It is inappropriate for the District to comment during this active police investigation,” the statement said.

The incident comes exactly a year after substitute teacher Tracey Abraham was arrested and charged with public indecency, a first-degree misdemeanor, after he admitted to “fondling himself” on the outside of his pants in a Creekside Middle School classroom on Jan. 8, 2019.

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Abraham later pleaded guilty to public indecency and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, and the judge suspended all 180 days, ordering him to five years probation.