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NJ teacher arrested for smoking pot with student

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(Passaic County Prosecutor's Office)

(Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office)

PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) – A West Milford High School teacher was arrested Tuesday for smoking marijuana with one of his teen students.

Michael Fleming, 30, of Hackensack was arrested Tuesday and charged with third degree endangering the welfare of a child. Chief Asst. Prosecutor Christopher Freid tells PIX11 Fleming is a first year math teacher at West Milford High School.

Fleming’s arrest followed an investigation that dates back to February, when the teacher was caught smoking marijuana with the 17-year-old student. Freid tells PIX11 it was not on school grounds, but it was the school who learned of the relationship and alerted police.

Fleming’s bail has been set at $25,000. His charges have a maximum five years in New Jersey state prison.