Ex-Basalt Teacher Arrested In Party Involving Gunfire, Drugs
Lauren Redfern, 26, Already Facing Sentencing In Contributing To Delinquency Of Minor Charge
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A former Basalt High School teacher, who is awaiting sentencing for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, has been arrested again after a rowdy party at a Utah recreation area involving gunfire, alcohol and hallucinogenic mushrooms, authorities said.Lauren Redfern, 26, was arrested on violation of bond conditions charge Friday by the Eagle County Sheriff's Office. She was held at the Eagle County Detention Facility on $10,000 bond.Sheriff's officials said Redfern is accused of violating bond conditions by drinking alcohol and leaving Colorado without written condition from a court.Last Sunday, National Park Service officers were called to Knowles Canyon in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on a report of a group of people shooting guns and scaring other campers, Eagle County officials said.The report said that six people were shooting guns, playing loud music, drinking alcohol and harassing neighboring campers, sheriff's officials said.Redfern was identified among the group of partiers, park officers said.During a search of the campsite where Redfern was staying, park officers said they found found 28 grams of suspected illegal hallucinogenic mushrooms, a 12-gauge shotgun, shotgun shells along with numerous cans of beer and alcoholic beverage bottles.She was cited for prohibited use of a weapon and released, National Park Service officials said. Other charges are under investigation.Redfern told the parks officers that she was awaiting sentencing in Eagle County, and parks officials contacted the Sheriff's Office.Redfern, a former physical education teacher and girls' basketball team coach, was arrested in February after a Basalt High School athletic director found her in a school bathroom with a male student, according to an arrest affidavit.She was initially charged with two felony counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, involving with a pattern of sexual abuse.The boy, who was 18 years old at the time, admitted to school officials that he'd had sex with the teacher in the bathroom, according to an arrest affidavit cited by the Aspen Times. But investigators apparently could not prove whether the teacher had sex with the boy when he was under age.Redfern pleaded guilty last month to a felony charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and the Eagle County District Attorney's Office dismissed the child sexual assault charges, records show. Redfern could have faced four to 16 years in prison if convicted on those charges.She's scheduled to be sentenced June 26 on the contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge.