Elkhorn South teacher accused of felony child abuse makes first court appearance

OMAHA, Neb. -- A former Elkhorn South High School band teacher who is accused of felony child abuse made her first court appearance Wednesday morning.

Michelle Bluford was arrested Monday and is accused of having inappropriate contact with a student who has since graduated.

Today in court, prosecutors laid out some of the details in the case, saying Bluford would cuddle the female student, rock her to sleep and touch her inappropriately.

Police say that grooming behavior and sexual abuse allegedly occurred over the course of two to three years.

Bluford's bond was set at $75,000.

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