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Report: Idaho teen says having sex with his teacher was on his "bucket list"

Posted at 12:01 PM, Apr 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-04 14:01:46-04

A former Idaho teacher accused of having sex with a student has pleaded not guilty.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 48-year-old Nichole Thiel of Coeur d'Alene pleaded not guilty on Monday, and now has a four-day jury trial scheduled for August. She was charged with sexual battery of a minor.

Thiel is not in jail while the case in pending.

Officials say Thiel had sex with a 16-year-old male student in 2015 while she was his culinary arts teacher at Lake Pend Oreille High School.

The teen told the court that having sex with a teacher was on his “bucket list.” Thiel invoked her right to remain silent during a preliminary hearing in Bonner County Magistrate court in March

A pretrial hearing in the case is scheduled for July.

(by Associated Press)