A Bullhead City High School teacher has been arrested for allegedly texting explicit messages and photos to a student.  Spokeswoman Emily Fromelt says a female student told the school principal that she had received several sexually explicit text messages and photos from 33-year-old Joseph Pagel.   She says Pagel had

“engaged in inappropriate texting with the female student that had escalated over time into him making lewd requests to perform sexual acts.”  Pagel also text-messaged her nude photographs of himself and “also at his request, the girl sent him a photograph of herself posed partially nude.”   Pagel is also accused of smoking marijuana with several other students at his home and providing narcotics to the students on school grounds.  Fromelt says some of the students described Pagel as one of their friends or even a “father figure” to them.

Kris Dugan