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Mead student teacher dismissed amid sex crime probe

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether a sex crime was committed when a student teacher reportedly had a relationship with a 17-year-old high school girl.

The Eastern Washington University graduate student was teaching at Mount Spokane High School where the girl is a student, according to university and Mead School District officials. Rob Humphrey was dismissed from his internship as soon as the relationship and possible inappropriate contact was reported.

Privacy laws prevent EWU officials from commenting on Humphrey’s status other than confirming he is enrolled at the university, said EWU spokesman Dave Meany. But generally, in cases where a student faces some type of police investigation or faces charges, the university has the option of placing the student on interim suspension.


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