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Teacher Fired After Running Off With Student

A Nebraska middle school teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student and fleeing with him to Mexico has been fired.

The Lexington School board voted six to zero last night to terminate Kelsey Peterson's contract. She was put on administrative leave late last month after allegations surfaced that she was having an inappropriate relationship with the student.

She faces a federal charge of crossing state lines to have sex with a minor, which is punishable by 10 years to life in prison and a $250,000 dollar fine. A judge denied bail for her last week.

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