Rogers Student Who Sent Tweet Resumes Classes at Different School

Updated: 02/24/2014 7:38 AM
Created: 02/24/2014 7:10 AM
By: Jennie Olson

The Rogers High School student who sparked a police investigation with a two-word tweet will return to class on Monday – but at a different high school.

It’s unclear which school he’s attending.

Seventeen-year-old Reid Sagehorn told the Star Tribune that he’s "sincerely sorry" for sending a sarcastic response to an allegation he had made out with a female gym teacher at his school. Sagehorn has been suspended until late April for the tweet.

Sagehorn and the teacher both have told police nothing actually happened. Police began working on the case Jan. 19 and have since confirmed Sagehorn and the teacher did not engage in a sexual relationship.

Rogers police sent the case to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office for potential criminal defamation charges, which have since been dismissed.

Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen said Sagehorn's response to the rumor would not have warranted felony-level charges, but it did present police with a felony-level situation if a relationship had occurred between Sagehorn and the teacher.

Ron Rosenbaum, Sagehorn's attorney, said he is "absolutely not surprised" there are no charges filed against Sagehorn. Rosenbaum and well-known criminal defense attorney Joe Friedberg are both representing Sagehorn.

A private school district meeting will be held Monday to discuss the suspension. After the special meeting at the school district headquarters, the school board will host its regular meeting at Elk River City Hall. Both Rosenbaum and Friedberg are expected to address the board.

Reid Sagehorn will not be charged criminally after allegedly sending a sarcastic tweet in response to a rumor he made out with a teacher.
Photo: Jacki V. Seniors

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