Cache County middle school teacher accused of having inappropriate relationship with student

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HYRUM, Utah (News4Utah)- A middle school teacher in Hyrum has been booked into Cache County Jail, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Lt. Brian Locke with Cache County Sheriff’s Office identified the South Cache Middle School teacher as Duane Behrmann.

He is facing 13 counts of enticing a minor.

“Right now we have a lot of texts that are considered inappropriate,” said Lt. Brian Locke with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Locke said deputies arrested Behrmann Wednesday morning at the middle school in Hyrum.  He said the classroom was also where the teacher and student met.

“This person was one of his students so they were in the classroom at certain times,” said Lt. Locke.

He said some of the sexual misconduct happened inside the classroom.

Cache County school district officials said Behrmann taught at the school for nine years.

The spokesman said he passed a background check and there’s never been any complaints against him.

“We’re troubled by allegations like this,” said Tim Smith with the school district.  “We take them very seriously.  We want to respond to them as quickly as possible.  We’re cooperating fully with law enforcement.”

 Authorities said this is the first allegation they’ve come across involving the teacher.

“There is no indication of any other victims at this time,” Lt. Locke said.

But he said if any parent suspects questionable behavior by Behrman, they are encouraged to contact the Cache County Sheriff’s Office. 

If you or someone you know needs help, call the toll-free Statewide 24-hour Sexual Violence Crisis and Information Hotline at 1-888-421-1100.

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