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A former Montana teacher pleads guilty to having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Forty-five-year-old Michael Botsford entered a plea agreement and was charged with a Misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of children.

According to the Missoulian, the agreement sentenced him to six months in jail, all of which were suspended, except 24 hours. Court documents say that the former teacher exchanged almost 14,000 non-sexual Facebook messages with a female Frenchtown High School student. Prosecutors say that Botsford eventually admitted that he loved the student and saw a future with her.

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