August 22, 2014
A Douglas County teacher is under arrest, charged with sexual misconduct with a student. Richard Frank Booth surrendered himself to the sheriff's office Tuesday.
Fifty six year old Richard Frank Booth has taught a couple of generations of Douglas County students.....an apprently well-respected veteran of 28 years in the school district. That career was interruped in January as he was called to active duty in the National Guard. Now that career may be over. Booth is accused of sexual involvement with a 16 year old girl....a student at Douglas County High were he taught science. The alleged misconduct took place last year and only recently came to light.
School officials say there is nothing in Booth's record to indicate any problems, but say their first concern is for the young victim. School officials are also bracing for the fallout as word of the case reaches the student body and the community.