Jason Edward Cooper, Plum, Pennsylvania (arrested Feb 2015)

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    Jason Edward Cooper (Monroeville, Pennsylvania) 38, chemistry teacher at Plum Senior High School, Plum Borough School District, Plum, Pennsylvania, "alleged sexual relationship with a student"

    Plum High School teacher arrested on student sex charges

    Plum police said Jason Cooper, 38, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a minor. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next week. Police said Cooper, of Monroeville, is suspected of having inappropriate conduct with the 18-year-old student at school and at his home.

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    According to the criminal complaint, the student told police that she and Cooper are still together and have been since late December, when the two kissed in a classroom while no other students were present. The student told police that the relationship started when Cooper began helping her with issues not related to school, and that they communicated with each other by phone and Twitter, according to the complaint. She told police that she went to his former home in Plum just before Christmas and spent the night after he gave her Long Island Iced Teas, and then they had sex on the night that he moved into his Monroeville apartment, which police said was in January, according to the complaint. A woman who answered the intercom at Cooper's apartment Thursday did not respond when she was asked if Cooper lived there.

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    One Plum teacher arrested, another under investigation

    Plum police charged Jason Edward Cooper, 38, of Monroeville, a chemistry teacher, with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a minor ... School resource officer Mark Kost began an investigation of Cooper on Jan. 29 based on information Principal Ryan Kociela received, Armstrong said. Kost's investigation confirmed the allegation, Armstrong said. The conduct occurred at both the high school and Cooper's home, police said.

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    Plum HS teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student arrested

    A criminal complaint stated that [Jason Edward] Cooper and the senior student began communicating via Twitter in November. Police said the relationship involved inappropriate conduct occurring at the school, as well as Cooper’s residence. The student told police that she first had sex with Cooper after he moved into an apartment in Monroeville and that she "is still engaged in a sexual relationship with Jason Cooper and continues to spend the night at his apartment approximately 1-2 times per week,” according to the complaint.


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    Plum high school teacher charged with sexual assault of student

    Jason Cooper, 38, of Monroeville, is charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors, and furnishing alcohol to a minor, according to online court records. Mr. Cooper turned himself in and was arraigned on those charges Wednesday, said Plum police Chief Jeff Armstrong. According to the chief, Mr. Cooper and the 18-year-old student were involved in a relationship and engaged in inappropriate conduct at the school and a private residence. Chief Armstrong said the principal received word of the suspected relationship from "a source within the school" and contacted the school's resource officer on Jan. 29.


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    1 teacher charged with student sex, second investigated

    Charges that a western Pennsylvania high school teacher had sex with an 18-year-old student have led to an investigation that another teacher had sex with yet another student. Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool says 38-year-old Jason Cooper, of Monroeville, has been suspended as a result of being charged with institutional sexual assault and other crimes.


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    1 teacher charged with student sex, second investigated

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — Charges that a western Pennsylvania high school teacher had sex with an 18-year-old student have led to an investigation that another teacher had sex with yet another student. Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool ...


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    1 teacher charged with student sex, second investigated

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — Charges that a western Pennsylvania high school teacher had sex with an 18-year-old student have led to an investigation that another teacher had sex with yet another student. Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool ...


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    1 teacher charged with student sex, second investigated

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — Charges that a western Pennsylvania high school teacher had sex with an 18-year-old student have led to an investigation that another teacher had sex with yet another student. Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool ...


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    Pa. high school teacher charged with having sex with student; school investigated

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) -- Charges that a western Pennsylvania high school teacher had sex with an 18-year-old student have led to an investigation that another teacher had sex with yet another student. Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool ...


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    1 teacher charged with student sex, second investigated

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — Charges that a western Pennsylvania high school teacher had sex with an 18-year-old student have led to an investigation that another teacher had sex with yet another student. Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool ...


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    1 teacher charged with student sex, second investigated

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — Charges that a western Pennsylvania high school teacher had sex with an 18-year-old student have led to an investigation that another teacher had sex with yet another student. Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool ...


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    1 teacher charged with student sex, second investigated

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — Charges that a western Pennsylvania high school teacher had sex with an 18-year-old student have led to an investigation that another teacher had sex with yet another student. Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool ...


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    Teacher charged with student sex, second investigated

    PLUM (AP) – Charges that a western Pennsylvania high school teacher had sex with an 18-year-old student have led to an investigation that another teacher had sex with yet another student. Plum Borough School District Superintendent Timothy Glasspool said ...


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    Plum Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Student, 2nd Investigated

    Jason Cooper, 38, was arrested Wednesday on charges that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with an 18-year-old female student. ... Cooper was charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a minor. The encounters allegedly took place at both the high school and at Cooper’s home. The Plum High School principal was tipped off about the relationship by a school source, and an internal investigation led to Plum Police being called in.


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    Plum High School Teacher Arrested for Sexual Conduct With Student

    Jason Edward Cooper, 38, of Monroeville, was arraigned on Wednesday, Feb. 11, on charges of institutional sexual assault, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Additionally, Cooper, a chemistry teacher at Plum Senior High School, has been charged with corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a minor. The inappropriate conduct allegedly occurred at both the high school and a private home, the Post-Gazette reported.


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    New Details Emerge After Plum Teachers Accused Of Having Sex With Students

    The criminal com[Jason] plaint says a teacher at the high school overheard a student talking about tweets between Cooper and a high school senior. When police questioned the girl, she says she began having conversations with Cooper in late November, early December, during school hours. She says those conversations lead to phone conversations after school hours, and on Twitter. The complaint says she visited Cooper at his home in Plum Borough right before Christmas where Cooper gave her alcohol and she spent the night. She says they kissed a few times, once in his classroom when no one else was around, and admitted to having sex with Cooper at his home.

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    Plum teacher mixed drinks for girl, police say

    When the 17-year-old Plum High School senior visited chemistry teacher Jason Edward Cooper's home before Christmas, he made her Long Island iced teas, she told police. A shot of vodka, a shot of gin, a shot of tequila, a shot of rum, a shot of triple sec, some sour mix and a splash of Coke, the cocktails are renowned for their deceptively smooth taste and alcoholic wallop. The student spent the night at Cooper's house, she told police.

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    The senior in the Cooper case told police that she did not have sex with him until mid-January, when he moved into his new apartment in Monroeville, according to a criminal complaint. Civil records show his home was foreclosed on in 2013, which he settled in December 2014. In the meantime, they kissed: first, on Dec. 28, and then “on occasion” in his classroom when no other students were around, she told police. On Tuesday when police questioned the girl, now 18, she told them that she was still having sex with Cooper, spending the night at his apartment one or two times a week, according to the criminal complaint.

    Police were tipped off when another teacher at the school overheard a student talking about tweets ...

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    Pa. chemistry teacher accused of sex with student allegedly mixed drinks for girl, 17

    Police were tipped off when another teacher at the school overheard a student talking about tweets between Cooper and a female student. The teacher went to the principal, who took the information to the school resource officer, a Plum police officer. When police sat down with the girl, she told them that Cooper had given her guidance on personal matters -- along with his personal phone number. They talked on the phone after school and sent tweets to each other, according to the criminal complaint. When her father took her phone away, she and Cooper formed additional Twitter accounts so they could continue to communicate, she told police. Eventually, she went to Cooper's house, where he made her the drinks, the complaint stated.

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    Pa. high school teacher charged with student sex assault

    According to the station, the criminal complaint says another teacher at Plum Senior High School overheard a student talking about tweets between [Jason] Cooper and a high school senior. When police questioned the girl, she said she began having conversations with Cooper in late November or early December, during school hours. She says those chats led to phone conversations after school hours, and on Twitter, reports the station.

    The complaint also says she visited Cooper at his home in Plum Borough right before Christmas where Cooper gave her alcohol and she spent the night, reports the station. She says they kissed a few times, once in his classroom when no one else was around, and admitted to having sex with Cooper at his home.

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    New charge for Plum teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student

    According to the Plum Borough Police Department, Cooper directly violated the conditions of his bond by contacting the student with whom he is accused of having a sexual relationship. Police said his bond was revoked, and Cooper turned himself in. He’s currently at the Allegheny County Jail. In addition to his original charges, Cooper is now facing one count of felony intimidation of a witness.


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    Plum teacher contacted student, violated bond, police say

    A Plum High School chemistry teacher accused of having sex with an 18-year-old female student contacted her last week, police said. Chief Jeffrey Armstrong said Plum police obtained a warrant Monday for Jason Cooper's arrest on a charge of witness intimidation. Police had charged Cooper, 38, of Monroeville with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and furnishing alcohol to a minor.


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    Cops: Teacher accused of pupil sex jailed for contacting her

    The attorney for a suspended western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student says a new charge accusing the teacher of intimidating the alleged victim is "overkill." Thirty-eight-year-old Jason Cooper, of Monroeville, was charged again Monday by Plum Borough police with witness intimidation ... Police say the girl's father reported that Cooper called the student on Friday about "her pending testimony."


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    Cops: Teacher accused of pupil sex jailed for contacting her

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A suspended western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student has been jailed on a witness intimidation charge because police say he has contacted the student and discussed the case with her.


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    Cops: Teacher accused of pupil sex jailed for contacting her

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A suspended western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student has been jailed on a witness intimidation charge because police say he has contacted the student and discussed the case with her.


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    Cops: Teacher accused of pupil sex jailed for contacting her

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A suspended western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student has been jailed on a witness intimidation charge because police say he has contacted the student and discussed the case with her.


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    Cops: Teacher accused of pupil sex jailed for contacting her

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A suspended western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student has been jailed on a witness intimidation charge because police say he has contacted the student and discussed the case with her.


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    Cops: Teacher accused of pupil sex jailed for contacting her

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — A suspended western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student has been jailed on a witness intimidation charge because police say he has contacted the student and discussed the case with her.


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    Cops: Pa. teacher accused of pupil sex jailed for contacting her

    PLUM, Pa. (AP) — The attorney for a suspended western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student says a new charge accusing the teacher of intimidating the alleged victim is “overkill.” Jason Cooper ...


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    High School Teacher Charged With Having Sex With Student Jailed on Witness Intimidation

    A suspended western Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student has been jailed on a witness intimidation charge because police say he has contacted the student and discussed the case with her. Thirty-eight-year-old ...


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    Parents call for new policies after arrests of 2 Plum HS teachers

    Plum Borough School District officials said during a school board meeting Tuesday night that two teachers who have been charged in connection with having sexual relationships with students are an embarrassment. The main consensus from parents who spoke during the meeting: they want to see some kind of policy in place that will protect their children. In the last couple of weeks, investigators arrested Jason Cooper, a high school science teacher, and Joseph Ruggieri III, a high school English teacher.

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    Parents of Plum students demand protection against sexual impropriety by teachers

    Because of two Plum High School teachers being arrested and accused of having sex with female students, four residents who spoke at Tuesday night's school board meeting said changes are needed. “My two daughters are heartbroken over what has happened,” Ed Helbling, 51, said. “Don't let the problem be legislated. Develop new ideas to protect our kids.” The residents took the board and administration to task over what they characterized as a lack of action since the arrests this month of Jason Cooper and Joseph Ruggieri.

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    Plum School Board Holds First Meeting Since Arrest Of 2 Teachers

    The Plum School Board met Tuesday evening for its first regular meeting since sex allegations surfaced against two high school teachers. Several parents, mostly fathers, addressed the board asking they enact new, strict policies regarding teacher conduct with students, even on social media. Superintendent Timothy Glasspool told KDKA the administration is working on new measures, but he wouldn’t elaborate on what they are or when they might be adopted.

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