Gilbert PD: Teacher had sex with student on campus

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Andrew James Teaters By Andrew Michalscheck Andrew James Teaters By Andrew Michalscheck

GILBERT, Ariz. – A Valley teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly having sex with a student on campus.

Andrew James Teaters, 29, of Mesa, was booked into jail on three counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of sexual abuse. He is being held on $50,000 bond.

Teaters is a sixth-grade teacher at Gilbert Early College and has been at the school for the past five years.

Gilbert police said Teaters had sexual relations with a 17-year-old female student while on campus.

According to court documents, the victim's father conducted a recorded telephone call to Teaters during which he admitted to having an inappropriate sexual relationship with the teen.

Police said Teaters admitted to knowing the victim was a minor.

The case remains under investigation.

Teaters' next scheduled court date is June 27.