New Jersey H.S. Teacher From Warwick Charged For Relationship With Minor

donald-dewitt65 Year-Old Donald DeWitt of Warwick, long time biology teacher at Bergen County Academies High School in Hackensack, New Jersey, was arrested Monday for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 16 year-old student. In a Press Release by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Dewitt is “charged with attempted sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and criminal sexual contact.” The alleged relationship was discovered by the victim’s sister who informed their mother of the emails she found on her computer. The mother then reported her discovery to the police and on Monday, the victim was interviewed by detectives where she provided details of their illicit relationship. Dewitt is held at the Bergen County Jail for $300,000 bail. Bergen County Technical Schools Superintendent Howard Lerner is quoted as saying, The district takes this matter very seriously and will be cooperating fully with the police during the course of the investigation, however not specifying if Dewitt had been suspended.

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