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Boarding school teacher arrested on child abuse charge in Nye County

Posted at 9:18 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 22:19:39-05

NYE COUNTY (KTNV) — A teacher is under arrest on a child abuse charge after claims prompted an investigation at a boarding school in Amargosa Valley.

The teacher at Northwest Academy was identified by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office as 29-year-old Caleb Hill, of Pahrump. He was booked into the detention center.

Students shared stories of violent assaults that resulted in injuries that went untreated, according to authorities.

The investigation also exposed arsenic in the school’s water with students being tested for arsenic exposure.

Many of the students reported rashes on their skin after coming into contact with the water, and they were provided with three bottles of drinking water daily.

The school for "troubled teens and at-risk adolescents" remains open and is located about 45 miles from Pahrump.

The sheriff's office first reported it was at the school Thursday for the investigation before Friday's update as the investigation is ongoing.