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Buckeye teacher accused of having sex with 17 year old student

Buckeye teacher accused of sexual conduct with foreign exchange student.

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Goodyear police say Joshua Schroder, a teacher at Rainbow Valley Elementary School in Buckeye, was engaging in sexual conduct with a foreign-exchange student.

A Buckeye elementary school teacher is accused of having sexual conduct with a 17-year-old foreign exchange student, Goodyear police say.

Joshua Schroder, 36, who teaches at Rainbow Valley Elementary School and coordinates a foreign exchange program, was arrested Sunday, police said.

The student’s host parents reported the inappropriate relationship to the Goodyear Police Department, said police spokeswoman Lisa Kutis.

Schroder was booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Liberty Elementary School District Superintendent Dr. Andy Rogers said the district learned Monday morning that Joshua Schroder was being held by law enforcement. Schroder is a teacher at Rainbow Valley Elementary School, located near Elliot and Rainbow Valley roads.

“The teacher has been reassigned to home and will be prohibited from being on district property and having contact with any district students or staff. Once the district has gathered further information, we will take appropriate action regarding the employment of Mr. Schroder.”

Superintendent Andy Rogers

Police say Schroder will be charged with nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Schroder has been “reassigned to home”, and is prohibited from being on district property and having contact with students or staff.