El Centro teacher enters plea in possession of explosives case

El Centro teacher enters plea in possession of explosives case


EL CENTRO, CA - The Central Union High School teacher accused of possession of explosives has entered a plea deal.

In an El Centro Court yesterday, Mike Kelsoe plead no contest to one felony charge for possessing a destructive device.

Under a plea bargain, a charge for being under the influence of a controlled substance was dropped.

Kelsoe, along with two other men, were arrested after Imperial Police Officers allegedly found illegal substances in the vehicle they were traveling in back in January.

The social studies teacher was put on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest.

The superintendent for the school district says the governing board will decide the future of Kelsoe's teaching career during their next meeting.

Kelsoe will be sentenced March 28, 2012.

As for his co-defendants in the case, they also plead no contest to stolen property charges and will also be sentenced later this month.

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