Teacher Sentenced for Inappropriate Texts

Scott Schaefer to serve 1-3 years in jail

Tom Puckett
November 17, 2017 - 3:14 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A former science teacher will be behind bars for the next 1 to 3 years for sending inappropriate texts to a minor. 

44 year old Scott Schaefer pleaded guilty in August to sending several sexually explicit texts to a 12-year-old between June 9-11, 2017. He was fired from St. Gregory the Great School, where he was a teacher.

“If the mother hadn’t caught on and discovered the texts, this could have escalated into something greater,” says Erie County DA John Flynn. “Parents need to be aware who is texting their children.”

Justice John Michalski also issued an order of protection prohibiting any contact with the victim until November 17, 2028.

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