Plummer Teacher Sentenced for Sex Abuse

COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A former physical education and health teacher at Lakeside High School in Plummer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for having sex with a 16-year-old student.

Darin DeBolt was sentenced Friday under a plea agreement that first requires him to serve six months in treatment. After that, a judge will determine whether he will serve four to eight years in prison or be eligible for parole.

The school district placed DeBolt on leave in early February when he was arrested on the charge of sexual battery on a minor child. DeBolt had been teaching at Lakeside for five years and was also a cheerleading coach.

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