Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • ND educator, Thompson, accused of luring girl fired from job

  • Thompson is scheduled to enter pleas next month.
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  •  A Grand Forks educator accused of trying to lure a 12-year-old girl from his former school over the Internet has been fired.
    Twenty-eight-year-old Jeremy Thompson had been working as a paraprofessional and coach in Grand Forks schools when he was charged in early January with luring minors by computer. Superintendent Larry Nybladh tells the Grand Forks Herald (http://bit.ly/Tf40vi ) that Thompson was fired after a school district investigation.
    Thompson resigned from the Adams-Edmore school in December 2010, citing personal reasons. The superintendent there at the time has said he asked Thompson to resign after Thompson allegedly was caught passing inappropriate notes to a student.
    Thompson is scheduled to enter pleas next month. His attorney declined comment to The Associated Press on Thursday, saying he had only recently been assigned the case.