Crime

Former Skyview High teacher charged with having sex with one of his students

Tomas Fisher, 28, is being held in the Canyon County Jail after reportedly admitting to having sex with one of his students last spring, when he taught Spanish.

Fisher, who resigned from the Nampa School District in midsummer, is charged with felony sexual battery of a 16- or 17-year-old girl. He was arrested Tuesday on a warrant calling for a $100,000 bond.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Fisher told a Nampa police detective that he had sex with the girl two or three times a week for about a month and a half between April and June. He said he never wore a condom and on one occasion bought the girl a morning-after pill in case she had been impregnated, according to the affidavit.

“He stated he knew what he was doing was wrong and it should never happened,” Detective Troy Hale wrote.

Fisher told the detective he met the girl at his house when his wife and daughter were not home, or at his mother’s house when she was away. Other times they parked at various places around Nampa, including the Target parking lot, according to the affidavit.

Hale interviewed Fisher after the student reported the incidents. According to Hale’s affidavit, Fisher confirmed the details given by the student.

Fisher had been a teacher at Skyview since 2012, and in 2014 he served as head coach for the junior varsity girls soccer team, district spokeswoman Allison Westfall said. In 2012-13 he worked security at the district’s night school held at Skyview, she said.

The district had received no complaints about Fisher’s behavior, Westfall said, and he was not under investigation. He resigned July 17, which is a typical time for teachers to notify the district if they’re not returning, she said.

Fisher was arraigned on the felony charge Wednesday morning and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at the Canyon County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Sept. 16.

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