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Teacher resigns after sex accusations

Posted at 8:23 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 08:23:34-05

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) - A high school teacher in Clermont has resigned after being accused of having sex with a former student in his classroom.

Multiple news outlets report that 41-year-old Marshall Jungreis told school officials in a letter dated Friday that he wishes to pursue employment opportunities elsewhere.

Lake County Sheriff's Office Lt. John Herrell says Jungreis was arrested last week on a charge of unlawful sexual activity with a minor after being accused of contacting a 17-year-old former student on a dating website in November. Herrell says Jungreis picked the student and brought her to a classroom where they had sex.

Herrell says Jungreis has denied having sex with the student.

Jungreis was released from jail on a $25,000 bond.

It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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