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Published January 10, 2013, 10:04 PM

Grand Forks coach arrested for luring had prior incident

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - The Grand Forks School para-educator arrested for luring a minor, was asked to resign from a prior teaching position in Edmore, North Dakota for improper conduct with a student.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) - The Grand Forks School para-educator arrested for luring a minor, was asked to resign from a prior teaching position in Edmore, North Dakota for improper conduct with a student.

Twenty-eight year-old Jeremy Patrick Thompson was arrested on charges of luring a minor by computer while working for Grand Forks Public Schools as a Paraeducator and coach.

Former Adams-Edmore Superintendent Jim Larson says he caught Thompson in similar incident, but not involving the internet. He was physically passing inappropriate notes to a student while he was teaching social studies at Adams-Edmore High School. Larson says he asked Thompson to resign and turned the incident over to a local sheriff's office. The sheriff's office has no record of the incident being reported.

Thompson resigned from Adams-Edmore in December of 2010, citing personal reasons in his resignation letter. He also waived the right to a hearing on his resignation. The school hired a new superintendent and principal last year.

Frank Schill – Adams-Edmore Superintendent: “The Edmore administration and board are committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for our kids, and our staff do a great job with our kids.”

Grand Forks Schools says it did a criminal background check, as well as two reference checks, one to Edmore schools, but the hiring staff can't recall which exact staff member was contacted. Former superintendent Jim Larson says he was contacted by several schools for a reference check. He says he told those schools the reason for Thompson's resignation.

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