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Former Teacher Jailed Again After Contacting Teen
WATERLOO, Iowa - A former teacher who was convicted of having a relationship with a student has been arrested again.
This time, police said Michael Kenneth Lyons, 61, violated a court order by talking with the 18-year-old victim on the phone.
Lyons was arrested Thursday night for violation of a no-contact order. He is being held at the Black Hawk County Jail without bond.
In May, Lyons, who had taught at West High, pleaded guilty to improper conduct with a student in connection with an investigation where officers found him and a female student kissing in a car.
He was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended to 30 days in jail, and had until later this month to begin serving his time. It wasn't immediately clear if he had served his sentence. He also had to serve two to five years of probation.
A no-contact order between the two is in effect until May 2017.
According to court records, Lyons' wife called police shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday to report he had been talking with the victim. Lyons told police he received a phone call from the teen and called her back, court records state.
While he was talking, his wife caught him, records state.
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