Washoe County Teacher arrested and charged with sex with a student

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A Washoe County School District teacher was arrested and charged with engaging in sex with a student, according to the school district.

According to the Washoe County Jail, 33-year-old Maren Nicole Oates was arrested on Thursday, May 17 and is being held on $20,000 bail.

The school district issued the following statement:

Washoe County School Police are investigating allegations that a District employee engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student. The employee in question has been placed on administrative leave.
The safety and security of our students and staff is our number-one priority. The District cannot discuss personnel issues.

The WSCD website lists Oates as a teacher at the the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology located on Edison Way in Reno.

The Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology website says the school "is an advanced career technical education academy within the Washoe County School District. AACT provides the opportunity for students to determine what career or college pathway they want to pursue in post-secondary education. AACT creates the support structure to ensure students enter a college or profession ready to use all available technology and tools necessary to be the best and brightest in the field."

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