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Former Pueblo teacher didn't commit a crime, police say

By Michelle San Miguel, Multimedia Journalist - Pueblo Chieftain Bureau/Telemundo Anchor, michelle.sanmiguel@krdo.com
Published On: Nov 14 2013 07:54:36 PM CST

Former Pueblo teacher didn't commit a crime, police say

PUEBLO, Colo. -

Police say a former South High School teacher didn't commit a crime when she kissed a student and sent indecent pictures of herself to multiple male students.

"Upon completion of our investigation, it was determined none of her actions were criminal," Sgt. Eric Gonzales said.

In October, a parent contacted police and said that Larisa Oringdulph, 31, was having an inappropriate relationship with her son. The mom told police she found a picture on her son's cellphone that Oringdulph had sent him of herself in her underwear. Oringdulph told police she meant to send that picture to her personal trainer.

In police records obtained by KRDO, Oringdulph said she and the teen would send each other text messages about sex. She said they kissed once, but Oringdulph said she never had sex with any of her students.

Oringdulph told police in September she got "in trouble" with the school district for texting a student. She said the vice principal gave her a letter.

KRDO contacted District 60 spokesperson Scott Jones to learn more about that letter and whether Oringdulph was put on administrative leave. Jones has not responded to those inquiries. In a statement provided by Jones, he said, "State and federal law constrains the District's ability to release information regarding individual students and employees."

Jones told KRDO's partner The Pueblo Chieftain that Oringdulph resigned on Nov. 7.

Oringdulph declined to be interviewed. Her husband told KRDO she "resigned for personal reasons."

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