Fontana teacher and track coach arrested for exchanging sexual texts with a student: Police

A teacher and track coach with Fontana Unified School District was arrested last week for exchanging sexual text messages with a 17-year-old student. 

Joshua Armstrong was arrested Friday. He was a teacher at Jurupa Hills High School and a track coach at Redlands Citrus Valley High School, but since his arrest, the school district said his "services have not been utilized."

According to Fontana Police Department, Armstrong allegedly exchanged sexual messages with the student during a three-month period from September to December 2021. Police say Armstrong was detained and "cooperated fully with the investigation and was subsequently arrested.  

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In a statement sent out to parents, the school district wrote: "Fontana Unified School District is deeply committed to fostering a positive and secure learning environment for all students, with consistent, transparent communications with parents and community members. The protection of students is a top priority and encourages our students, families, and faculty to say something if they have any information that may jeopardize the safety of our students and staff."

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"The Fontana Police Department has been working closely with School Police and the district. As this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment or provide details of the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Fontana Police Department," the statement went on to say.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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