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Colorado teacher found dead day after she was accused of having “inappropriate” relationship with student

By: Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post
May 10, 2017 Updated: May 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm
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A 47-year-old Drake Middle School teacher was found dead Tuesday, the day after she was accused of having an inappropriate physical relationship with a former middle school student, authorities say.

Gretchen Krohnfeldt was pronounced dead in her home at 1 p.m. Tuesday, said Dan Pruett, chief deputy coroner for the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office. The cause of death is pending, but may be available Friday, Pruett said.

A school resource officer was told Monday that the teacher had an inappropriate relationship with a former Drake student who was now in high school, according to a joint news release by Arvada police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the investigation, a physical relationship occurred between the teacher and student in Arvada and it started while the student attended the middle school. Police and sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate.

Read full story at The Denver Post.

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