Sean O'Neil is facing several charges, including disseminating explicit sexual materials to a minor, unlawful contact with a minor and harassment.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – A Valley High School teacher is accused of sending sexual text messages to an underage student, according to the Trib.

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The Trib says police charged 34-year-old Sean O’Neil for text messages he allegedly sent to a girl in September.

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Court paperwork shows O’Neil is facing several charges, including disseminating explicit sexual materials to a minor, unlawful contact with a minor and harassment.

New Kensington-Arnold Acting Superintendent Jon Banko said in a statement to KDKA that the district has been and will continue to be cooperative with authorities. Banko said the teacher will not be in the building.

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The Trib says O’Neil told police he didn’t intend for the texts to become sexual.