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Omaha Middle School teacher arrested for sexual assault

Posted at 8:56 AM, Apr 06, 2018

A teacher at Morton Middle School is on administrative leave, pending the results of an investigation after she was booked at Douglas County Corrections for electronic enticement under 16 years of age and first-degree sexual assault of a child. 

Omaha Police say Amy Nowaczyk, 25, allegedly sent an inappropriate picture to a student after the pair had engaged in a sexual act. 

Nowaczyk is a social studies teacher who was worked at the school since August of 2015. 

In a letter sent to parents in the district, an OPS spokesperson said the district is actively cooperating with law enforcement and their investigation. 

"While we cannot comment on personnel or student issues specifically, we wanted to share with you that we are taking these allegations very seriously.  It is our practice to report any allegation of inappropriate contact with a student, regardless of whether it involves staff, fellow students, parents or community members. We report information to local law enforcement and to Child Protective Services," the letter said. "We also believe it is critically important to continue to work with the student and their family to do all we can to ensure their well-being. The safety and security of our students is our top priority."

On Friday afternoon, Nowaczyk made her first court appearance and had her bond set at $375,000.