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Award-winning Superior teacher investigated for sexual contact with student

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An award-winning educator in Superior is being investigated for allegedly having sexual contact with a male student.

According to a recent search warrant, William Rehnstrand, 65, admitted having improper contact with the 17-year-old boy in August. The teen said it was not consensual.

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The two were said to be in Eden Prairie, Minn., at the time for a school project.

Superior Police confirm it's working with Eden Prairie investigators on the case.

No charges have been sought yet.

Officers reportedly seized two computers in a search of Rehnstrand's home, including one issued by the School Board.

Rehnstrand spent 31 years in education, including 28 in Superior, before he retired in 1998.

He was elected to the School Board two years later and he suddenly resigned last month.

As a history teacher, Rehnstrand received awards from the State Bar and the state's Council for the Gifted and Talented.

He was given Superior's Education Hall of Fame award in 2002, and he received the state's Heffernan Award in 2004 for his contributions to law-related education.

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