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Rhinelander teacher arrested in theft probe

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RHINELANDER (WAOW) – An English teacher suspected of stealing electronic items from Rhinelander High School was arrested after police found marijuana growing at his home, the Oneida County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.

Joshua Juergens, 35, was arrested Wednesday at his Town of Pine Lake home north of Rhinelander, Sheriff Grady Hartman said in a statement.

During the execution of a search warrant, the suspected stolen items and an “indoor marijuana grow” were found, Hartman said.

Lt. Lloyd Gauthier said the alleged theft involved “multiple” electronic items but he declined to be more specific. “Numerous marijuana plants were discovered,” Gauthier said.

No charges were filed Thursday.

Juergens is scheduled to appear in Oneida County Circuit Court on Friday, Gauthier said. Juergens remained in the Oneida County Jail on Thursday.

David Wall, the assistant superintendent for the Rhinelander School District, said there was no information that Juergens' actions involve other teachers or students.

Juergens joined the faculty in August, said Teri Maney, the school district's director of instruction.

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