Arrest delays plans for Salem charter school

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Plans for a charter high school at Salem are likely on hold because of the arrest of a key official on sex abuse allegations.

Salem-Keizer School District spokesman Jay Remy says plans for the Proficiency Academy of Salem-Keizer will likely be put off a year because of Saturday's arrest of Michael Richard Bremont.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://is.gd/2vXQNA ) the director of the Redmond Proficiency Academy was jailed on charges that included attempted rape and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor. Bremont was released on bail Sunday and is scheduled for arraignment March 16.

Bremont was a central figure in plans to open the Mid-Valley school this fall with about 250 students. Remy says the district staff will probably recommend that the district hold off on a contract.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com