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Tweets uncovered between arrested teacher, students

By Stephanie Montano, smontano@krcrtv.com
Published On: Feb 05 2014 08:40:09 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 05 2014 08:56:27 PM CST
RED BLUFF, Calif. -

Red Bluff police are looking into tweets between an arrested Red Bluff High School teacher and two female students.

The tweets were brought to their attention by KRCR News Channel 7.

Kenneth Binder, 42, who taught auto shop at the school, was arrested Monday for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to a 17-year-old female student.

Binder is now out on bail, but Red Bluff police are now looking further into his online activity. One of the tweets brought to their attention includes a picture of Binder and a student, his head on hers, reading: "had one hell of a year with you old man...you're one of my best friends...i'll miss you."

In another tweet, Binder uploaded a picture of the same student, who then replied "I love and miss you old man."

In yet another tweet, a separate student posted to all her followers "unless you're offering food or sex, don't bother me." Binder replied to that tweet, saying "ok."

Ron Fisher, principal at Red Bluff High's said there isn’t a policy when it comes to teachers and students interacting online. But, Fisher said there is training provided to staff when it comes to physical boundaries.

“About appropriateness with the students and making sure you’re not alone with students and that you wouldn't give students rides home from an event,” said Fisher. “Of all the districts I’ve been in, I would say most teachers give out their cell phone numbers so that if students have issues trying to get help with them they can contact them."

We also spoke with Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen, who said no report has been filed with his office yet, which is common since Binder has bailed out, and the investigation is ongoing.