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SANDPOINT, Idaho -

On Thursday a middle school teacher in Sandpoint opted to retire after coming under fire for sending inappropriate texts to one of his students. 54-year-old Rodney Swerin, who was with the Pend Oreille School District for 17 years, had taken a leave of absence which has since transitioned into retirement.

Sandpoint police say they were notified by a parent who found text messages from Swerin on her son's phones. According to police, in the text messages Swerin describes a dream he had where the woman's son and another student were in bed with him, one fully clothed, the other naked.

Police also say after mentioning the dream to the student, Swerin sent a text message that read, "Hope your mom doesn't see those texts she will think I'm a creeper dreaming about her 14-year-old son."

Bonner County prosecutor Louis Marshall says the texts aren't enough to charge Swerin with a crime. He says there has to be an intent to solicit sex. Sandpoint Chief of police, Corey Coon, says this is a great reminder for parents to monitor their children's various social media sites.

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