Update on Inappropriate Teacher Texting in Council Bluffs


February 4th, 2012 by Chris Parks

 COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – A Spanish teacher accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a student at his Council Bluffs high school has been charged with a crime, but is now free on bail.
     Thirty-year-old Daniel Pantoja, of Omaha, Neb., turned himself in to Pottawattamie County authorities on Friday. He is charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee and lascivious conduct with a minor.
     A female student told authorities that Pantoja sent her a picture of a nude man whose genitals were covered. She says he also asked the girl to send him a picture of her wearing shorts and a sports bra.  Pantoja resigned from his teaching job when confronted.
 A public phone listing for Pantoja couldn’t be found.