A teacher at Sioux Central High School in northwest Iowa faces charges after the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of misconduct. Sheriff Gary Launderville says the allegation was based on a complaint of inappropriate contact by a male teacher and a female student.

An investigation determined two incidents occurred where there had been inappropriate physical contact between the teacher and the student at the teacher’s residence in Sioux Rapids. Two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee, an aggravated misdemeanor, were filed against 24-year-old Steven Lindseth.

Launderville says further investigation revealed Lindseth was in possession of a loaded handgun. He was then charged with carrying a weapon upon school property and carrying a concealed weapon.

Lindseth was booked into the county jail and released on bond.

By Joel Hermann, KAYL, Storm Lake