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Bixby teacher arrested on federal child pornography charges
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Bixby teacher arrested on federal child pornography charges

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A second-year Bixby elementary teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges, Bixby Public Schools said Thursday.

A second-year Bixby elementary teacher has been arrested on child pornography charges, Bixby Public Schools said Thursday.

Heather Bycroft, a first-grade teacher at Bixby East Elementary, has been suspended after being arrested by federal authorities for charges “related to child pornography,” a Bixby Public Schools news release states.

Based on the information the school received, officials do not believe any current or former Bixby students were involved in the alleged crimes.

“To learn that a Bixby teacher entrusted with the safety and well-being of children may have been involved in conduct as abhorrent as what has been alleged is highly disturbing,” the release said. “We strongly condemn any actions on the part of an adult which endangers the mental or physical health of a child, particularly when done by someone in a position of public trust.”

Bixby school officials said they will be communicating with student families about its plans until a final resolution is reached.

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