Photos: Teacher Larisa Oringdulph broke no laws when sexting student nude selfie, cops say

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We're guessing most parents of students at Pueblo South High School assumed that teacher Larisa Oringdulph committed a crime when sending a nude photo of herself to a student.

Turns out they were wrong. And while Oringdulph has resigned her position, she's technically able to get a job at another school in Colorado -- at this writing, anyhow.

Look below to get details and see more photos, including a larger look at the one seen here.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, local police got involved after receiving a report of sexting between Oringdulph, 31, and a Pueblo South student.

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Larisa Oringdulph.
Oringdulph reportedly told investigators that she'd been called on the carpet in September by her vice principal after the parent of the student in question stumbled upon text messages between the teacher and the young man in question.

This communication went beyond mere text, as evidenced by an image obtained by KRDO-TV from a former Pueblo South student.

The source told the station that the photo had been making the rounds and pretty much everyone at the school had seen it by then.

Here's the pic, sections of which were blurred by KRDO:

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Teacher Oringdulph is also said to have admitted kissing the student, too, yet no charges were brought against her owing to his age. He's seventeen -- the age of consent in Colorado.

That doesn't mean Oringdulph did nothing wrong. However, her violations appear to be ethical in nature. As noted by the Chieftain, the written policy in Colorado District 60, which encompasses Pueblo South, includes a warning that "staff may not communicate with students through personal social media platforms or by texting without prior authorization from an appropriate administrator."

We're guessing Oringdulph didn't check with her superiors to make sure sending a nude selfie to a student was okay.

In addition, the policy says staffers "shall not engage in conduct that adversely affects their capacity to serve as a role model for students." Draw your own conclusions about that one.

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Aaron Bravo.
Oringdulph no longer heads a Pueblo South classroom. She resigned earlier this month, and the school's principal, Aaron Bravo, doesn't seem overly interested in discussing the situation. KRDO notes that a reporter went to his home, but he refused to answer his door, and when she called him, he hung up on her.

However, Oringdulph's teaching license is valid through 2017, and District 60 has taken no action to have it revoked, perhaps due to the wording of another district policy cited by the Chieftain. The regs call for the district's superintendent to give a heads-up to the Colorado Department of Education if "an employee resigns as a result of an allegation of unlawful behavior involving a child, including unlawful sexual behavior which is supported by a preponderance of evidence."

As pointed out above, Oringdulph's actions weren't unlawful in the view of local police, and her resignation may have lessened the interest of officials in finding another way to take action against her. But public opinion could force their hand.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa January 2012: "Alexandra McLean tops list of five notorious teacher-student sex crimes."

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Jessica Ward
Jessica Ward

No. The age of consent is the age of consent.

Aundra Thompson
Aundra Thompson

No one in their right mind would want a relationship with someone that young when you are an adult They offer you nothing and you forever change that kids life

Aundra Thompson
Aundra Thompson

Why is there power in doing this to children and using a position of power to be sexually manipulative

Warren Cummings
Warren Cummings

if she found her way around the law to get away with it and keep her teaching license power too her

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

@latisha you know why this only happens to women teachers? Because despite the propaganda women try to spread, men aren't hormone driven morons like women.

Jill Kessler
Jill Kessler

^^^ Don't tell her to shut up because you know she's right and you don't like the answer.

Sher Quintana
Sher Quintana

Parents stand up and refuse to allow your kids to go to that class..go to YOUR School district..that picture is inappropriate for someone in her position..a position of authority..this situation is obscene!

Tony Tafoya
Tony Tafoya

hell yea fuck the teacher sounds about right

Jason Torbet
Jason Torbet

Hell no I wish my biology teacher was like that she was gorgeous

Latisha Lala Acklin
Latisha Lala Acklin

There's nothing awesome about this. If this were a naked man and a female student we all know what would happen. It's the same thing.

Daniel Juarez
Daniel Juarez

I know right wtf wher wer all them teachers when I went to school!

Jasmine Gallegos
Jasmine Gallegos

but the teacher that was smoking marijuana and posting about partying online got fired and this bitch can still have her license haha what a dumb ass world we live in

Paul Rosales
Paul Rosales

We don't live by "man's law" in Pueblo. We live and die via Thunderdome

AACunningham
AACunningham

Westword should get the LUDs on Aaron Bravo's phone and find out who he has been sexting.

Megan Howard
Megan Howard

If this was a guy sending pictures of his junk to some young girl, his ass would be grass!!

ziggysvw
ziggysvw

Oh geez people, the kid was old enough, yes ethically wrong but no laws were broken so wtf?

Chad Hankins
Chad Hankins

I grew up in Pueblo, and wish I went to this school! I would have paid way more attention in class!

Karen Gordon
Karen Gordon

This is just so wrong on so many levels.

Marcus Rose
Marcus Rose

Where were these teachers when I was in high school? The difference between my generation and these pussies today is the parents wouldn't have ever found anything out.

Edder Hernandez
Edder Hernandez

I bet you if it was a guy doing that towards a student the whole world would go mad! They have to treat everything equally my opinion

Adam Cornett
Adam Cornett

Cause if q man did that he'd be in prison right now.

Sher Quintana
Sher Quintana

Make her life miserable so she leaves town...

Mandy Bailey-Seabaugh
Mandy Bailey-Seabaugh

Such a double standard!!! If that happened to my children, male or female, I'd make sure that they paid for their actions some way...

markymark2112
markymark2112

@Sher Quintana Um did you not read the story? She resigned her position.

anncrall
anncrall

@AACunningham Disregard. :) Sorry. Is this the reason he is refusing any type of statement or interview?

anncrall
anncrall

@Larry Carillo 17. Age of consent here in CO.

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