Bethlehem teacher accused of stalking former student

March 15, 2019 11:17 PM

BETHLEHEM - A Bethlehem teacher is accused of stalking a 19-year-old former student.

Bethlehem police arrested 63-year-old Michael Fredette.

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They say the stalking was ongoing and Fredette contacted the victim, showed up at their home and place of work -- and sent the victim things.

Police say there's no evidence any incidents took place at the high school, or while the victim was a student.

He's no longer allowed to contact the victim.

Bethlehem Schools Superintendent Jody Monroe released the following statement:

A teacher who is currently on leave from Bethlehem Central High School, Michael Fredette, was arrested on Thursday, March 14, by the Bethlehem Police Department on a misdemeanor charge of Stalking in the Fourth Degree.

The district is cooperating with the police in its investigation. Police department officials said in a statement there is no evidence at this time that the alleged behavior took place on school property nor do the charges involve a student currently enrolled in the district or who was a student at the time the behavior is alleged to have occurred.

Link to March 15, 2019 statement from the Bethlehem Police Department.

The safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority. If students or parents want to discuss this matter, they are encouraged to contact my office at 518-439-7098.


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