Ex-Minnesota student teacher reaches plea deal

Published On: Nov 29 2012 06:40:46 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2012 06:40:00 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) -

A former Simley High School student teacher accused of sending a nude photo of herself to a 17-year-old student has pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Twenty-six-year-old Jenna Anne Schultz of Minnetonka will be sentenced Feb. 12. The gross misdemeanor carries a penalty of up to 60 days. She also was ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation.

The charges stemmed from a series of text and Facebook messages Schultz allegedly sent to a male student while she was a student teacher at the high school last spring. Investigators say one message included a nude photo.

Schultz also faced felony stalking charges. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press those will be dismissed when she is sentenced under her plea deal.