Peru middle school teacher accused of having sex with student, exchanging inappropriate messages

PERU, Ind. -- A middle school teacher in Peru is accused of having sex with a high school student and exchanging inappropriate messages on social media. 

Mason T. Zimmer, 28, was arrested Tuesday. 

The Peru Police Department was first contacted on Sunday about a possible inappropriate relationship between Zimmer and a student through social media. During their investigation, police also learned of a possible sexual relationship between Zimmer, who teaches at Peru Junior High School, and a Peru High School student. 

Police notified the Peru Community Schools administration of the allegation Tuesday and interviewed Zimmer. During that interview, police say Zimmer confessed to having a sexual relationship with the student and sharing inappropriate messages on social media. Police say they do not believe the sexual contact happened on school grounds. 

Zimmer is charged with felony child seduction. 

Anyone with information about this case or related cases should contact the Peru Police Department Investigations Unit at 765-473-2150 ext. 115. 

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