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Rhonda Eisenberg, Greeley teacher, busted after student allegedly fathered her child

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"Not so glad to be home," Greeley high school teacher Rhonda Eisenberg wrote on the wall of her Facebook page this past Saturday, after returning from an enjoyable trip to Lake Dillon and Vail. But she may have a different point of view on that sentiment this morning, given that she was booked into the Weld County Jail yesterday afternoon after allegedly admitting that she'd had a child with one of her students, who was seventeen at the time.

The scoop comes courtesy of the Greeley Tribune, which notes that Eisenberg, 44, has taught Spanish at Northridge High School since 2000 -- a gig she supplemented with instruction in the subject at the Engage Online Academy.

As for the student in question, he's now nineteen and living in the United States, but he's not being identified by local law enforcement because he was a juvenile during the period between June and September of 2010, when Eisenberg served as his guardian. His parents were living in Mexico at the time.

The close proximity between the teen and the teacher allegedly translated to horizontal activities. She subsequently gave birth to a child -- presumably the young girl whose photos are prominently displayed on Eisenberg's Facebook page; she's named in the wall posts, but we're leaving her moniker and pics out of this item.

The child's identity became a police matter on Friday, when an anonymous online tip asserted that Eisenberg's baby had been fathered by a student. The tipster noted that the child had Hispanic features and expressed concern that Eisenberg continued to interact with teenage boys on a daily basis.

Not anymore. As of yesterday, she was suspended from her job at Northridge -- an action that could prove permanent should the accusations against her be proven. She's been charged with sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust, plus a similar count focusing on a pattern of abuse.

Her legal troubles provide a different angle on some of Eisenberg's Facebook posts -- including one from May that asks, "Time to leave Greeley?" It's a question that may well linger over the course of what's likely to be an uncomfortable journey through the local criminal justice system.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Courtney Bowles: Fort Collins teacher busted naked with student getting national exposure."

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