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NH sixth-grade teacher arrested for exchanging ‘inappropriate’ e-mails with student

Jennifer Glidden teaches sixth grade at Parkside Middle School in Manchester, N.H.
Jennifer Glidden teaches sixth grade at Parkside Middle School in Manchester, N.H.(Manchester NH Police Department)

A sixth grade teacher in Manchester, N.H. was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly exchanging more than 100 e-mails that were “sexual in nature” with a student younger than 16 , police said.

Jennifer Glidden, 50, was arrested at her home in Exeter at approximately 3:30 p.m. and charged with certain use of computer services prohibited, Manchester police said in a statement.

She was released on a $2,500 personal recognizance bail.

Glidden is a teacher at Parkside Middle School. From Nov. 2 to Dec. 4, Glidden and the student, who was not identified, “ . . . exchanged over 100 inappropriate e-mails,” the statement said.

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Detectives from the Manchester Police Juvenile Unit began investigating on Tuesday afternoon, when school administrators alerted a school resource officer of possible inappropriate activity between a teacher and a student, police said.

Investigators worked with school administrators, and coordinated with Exeter police to take Glidden into custody after an arrest warrant was issued for her Friday around 2:30 p.m.

She is scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on Dec. 20.


Alejandro Serrano can be reached at alejandro.serrano@globe.com.