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Teacher Arrested for Smoking Pot with Student


Melissa Dunning, 31, a temporary teacher at Goleta Valley Junior High, has been charged with providing and smoking marijuana with a 14-year-old student whom she was tutoring. After a monthlong investigation by the sheriff’s department, the district attorney’s office filed two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of furnishing a student with marijuana.

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