Former Minn. Counselor Gets Probation For Texts

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A former Roseville High School counselor who pleaded guilty to sending inappropriate text messages to a female student has been sentenced to a year of probation.

As part of a plea agreement Wednesday, prosecutors dropped two other charges against 56-year-old Steven Bloom. Those charges accused the St. Paul man of buying lingerie for a former student and texting girls about their reproductive health.

Bloom resigned from the school district in March 2010 after police got a search warrant for his office.

Prosecutors say Bloom texted one sophomore about 50 times a month, often asking about her feminine health issues.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press report quotes Bloom’s attorney as saying her client’s conduct crossed a communications boundary, but he was never physically inappropriate with any student.

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