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Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(KITTITAS, Wash.) -- A sheriff's deputy was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Washington state late Tuesday.

Deputies from Kittitas County, about 90 minutes east of Seattle, were called for a "driving complaint" at about 7:30 p.m., according to the sheriff's office. When the suspect failed to stop, law enforcement officers pursued the suspect into Kittitas, the small city that gives the county its name.

The suspect stopped his vehicle, exited and began firing at law enforcement, the sheriff's office said.

A sheriff's deputy was struck by gunfire and taken to Kittitas Valley Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A Kittitas police officer was also shot in the exchange of fire and is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, officials said.

The suspect was also shot and is being treated at the hospital for his injury.

The sheriff's office did not release the conditions of the police officer or suspect.

The name of the officer killed has not been released.

The deputy is the 12th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the third in March.

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VallarieE/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection will start releasing some families apprehended near the border in south Texas as detention centers fill to capacity, an agency official said Tuesday.

CBP will give some of the families apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley area notices to appear in court. Others will be released on their own recognizance, meaning they have a court date but no set bond amount.

The Wall Street Journal was first to report the news.

More children and families have been apprehended along the Rio Grande Valley than in any other area of the border in recent months, according to CBP data.

A CBP official cited the recent increases in border arrests as the reason for the temporary policy change, saying it was done "to mitigate risks to both officer safety and vulnerable populations under these circumstances."

"CBP is committed to effectively utilizing our resources to support border security operations and ongoing humanitarian efforts," the official said in a statement.

Agents expect to stop nearly 100,000 migrants at the southern border this month, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a speech this week.

Nielsen said if the trend continues, the month of March will see more than double the number of unauthorized crossings compared to the same time in recent years.

Her prediction is on track with the growing projections CBP said it expects in coming months and it tracks with large increases of children and families seen in recent months.

"The system is breaking," Nielsen said Monday. "And our communities, our law enforcement personnel, and the migrants themselves are paying the price."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A coastal storm is set to bring heavy rain, snow and strong winds to the Northeast on Thursday and Friday.

The storm system will develop along the Carolina coast Wednesday night with heavy rain in the area.

By Thursday morning, the storm system will begin to move up the coast and bring heavy rain to the Mid-Atlantic and Washington, D.C.

The heaviest rain will reach New York City in the afternoon, while it arrives in Boston in the evening.

The storm system moves into New England from Thursday night into Friday morning with heavy rain along the coast and heavy snow in the mountains.

Behind the storm, very strong and even damaging winds are possible on Friday for most of the Northeast.

More than 1 inch of rain is expected for the Northeast, with inland mountains getting more than a half a foot of snow.

River flooding continues

While waters are receding in Nebraska and people are beginning a long clean up process, rivers are only beginning to rise in parts of the midwest.

As snow melts rapidly this weekend in the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers, major flooding will move into Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin.

The Missouri River in St. Joseph, Missouri, is forecast to reach major flood stage close to its 2011 flood level. In Atchison, Missouri, it will reach close to the 1993 flood level.

The Minnesota River is rising southwest and west of the Twin Cities, and is forecast to crest sometime next week. The Mississippi River is rising in St. Paul, Minnesota, where it is forecast to reach near major flood stage by next week.

Flood warnings continue Wednesday from Minnesota down to the Gulf Coast as snow continues to melt in the Upper Midwest.

Unfortunately, more rain is forecast for parts of the Midwest and the Plains as we head into the weekend and early next week.

Tuesday’s rain brought up to half an inch of rain to the area, which did not help already flooded neighborhoods.

A new storm system will move through the area late in the weekend and into early next week with more substantial rainfall. Some areas could see 1 to as much as 3 inches of rain.

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Provided(PHILADELPHIA) -- Authorities seized at least 450 kilograms of cocaine at the Port of Philadelphia on Tuesday morning, according to a source familiar with the massive drug bust.

Bricks of the white powdery substance were stuffed in duffel bags found in a shipping container aboard the MSC Desiree, which was traveling from Colombia to Europe, the source told ABC News.

Federal and local authorities inspected the container after noticing the bolts on the door had been tampered with, the source said.

The total amount of cocaine, approximately 992 pounds, has a street value of about $18 million, and is the most ever seized in Philadelphia, according to the source.

Last week, authorities confiscated 3,200 pounds of cocaine, with a street value of $77 million, that had been hidden behind boxes of dried fruit aboard a cargo ship at the Port of New York and New Jersey. It was the largest coke bust at the port in a quarter century.

Federal agents have been paying closer attention to tampered shipping containers as cocaine makes a comeback amid rising crop production in Colombia, which is no longer eradicating coca plants, the source told ABC News.

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Evansville Fire Department(EVANSVILLE, Ind.) -- Police in Indiana have released a 911 call made by a woman who found her veteran firefighter husband gunned down outside their home -- two weeks after she was charged with obstructing the investigation.

In the 911 call released by the Evansville-Vanderburgh Dispatch on Monday, victim Rob Doerr's wife, Elizabeth Fox-Doerr, can be heard recounting to a dispatcher how she had just discovered him lying in their driveway, after hearing gunshots.

"My husband just got shot," she says to the 911 dispatcher.

Fox-Doerr tells the 911 dispatcher that she saw the headlights from Doerr's car as he pulled into the driveway and "then I heard a bunch of popping."

"I went to the front door and I didn't see anything," she says. "I went to the side door and came out and saw my husband just laying there. Please hurry."

She then tells the dispatcher she did not see anyone outside besides her husband.

"I did not see a car. I did not see a person. The only person I saw was my husband laying on the ground," Fox-Doerr says on the call.

Doerr had almost 28 years of service with the Evansville Fire Department, police said.

In an unusual twist for a murder investigation, however, on March 5 -- after Doerr had been laid to rest -- Evansville police announced that Fox-Doerr had been arrested and charged with obstruction of justice. A charge of misdemeanor false informing was later added.

"The charges she's facing [are] for deleting a phone call on her phone and then not being honest with investigators when questioned about it," Evansville Police Sgt. Jason Cullum said at the news conference March 6. "She is not listed as a suspect in the homicide. She is not listed as a suspect in any other activity."

Police told ABC News Tuesday that she had received a cellphone call before her husband's slaying -- and hearing the gun pops and calling 911 -- and subsequently deleted the call. Police said they did not know when the call was deleted or who placed the call.

Doerr made her first court appearance March 6. She was released from jail about a week ago on $3,000 cash bond, police said.

The state of Indiana entered a plea of not guilty for her.

Investigators were following up on provided information regarding leads but did not have a motive, police said.

Police said they have not publicly identified a person of interest or a suspect. Cullum said police were still in the "information-gathering process."

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diego_cervo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Catholic diocese allowed priests to serve in the West Virginia community and work in their schools in spite of known histories of sexual abuse, according to newly filed court documents.

The Attorney General of West Virginia announced on Tuesday that his office filed a civil complaint against the diocese and the bishop over the lack of transparency and their decisions to allow predators in their schools.

The complaint says that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston "engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices by failing to disclose to consumers of its educational and recreational services that it employed priests and laity who have sexually abused children, including an admitted abuser who the Diocese nevertheless allowed to work in a Catholic elementary school."

The Diocese did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

This legal action comes during a time of turmoil for the Catholic Church, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Investigations into clerical sexual abuse are underway in Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as with the Archdiocese of Anchorage in Alaska. Spokespersons for several other state attorneys general offices told ABC News that their offices were reviewing options and considering taking similar actions.

Leaders from more than 100 countries and regions met in the Vatican last month to discuss the abuse epidemic.

The complaint filed Tuesday by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking for the diocese to permanently ban the practice of hiring and not disclosing the sexual abuse allegations of employees — which is in violation of the state's business practices — and demands restitution, among other penalties.

The complaint names two priests and one lay person, and references another priest, who is does not named; all of whom were allegedly employed by the diocese in spite of accusations of sexual abuse or misconduct against them.

The complaint highlights the case of Victor Frobas, a priest who was credibly accused of sexually abusing a child when he was staffed in Philadelphia in 1962.

He then moved to the West Virginia diocese in 1965, the year after the complaint about the abuse was made to the Philadelphia diocese.

The complaint charges that Frobas "was moved frequently due to suspicions of and sometimes allegations of sexual abuse of children" with the Diocese's direction.

While employed by the diocese, Frobas faced multiple subsequent allegations of abuse, took leaves of absence and received treatment at facilities known for dealing with pedophilia, according to the complaint. He left the West Virginia diocese in 1983, but moved on to work in St. Louis and later pleaded guilty to charges of inappropriate contact, leading to a five year prison term before he died in 1993, the complaint read.

The complaint identifies another priest, Father Patrick Condron, who allegedly "groomed" a student for years.

According to allegations made by the student years later, in 1995, Condron groomed him "beginning with long embraces, passing through kissing and culminating in an attempt at genital sexual intercourse," the complaint charges.

Condron admitted the allegations, received treatment, was allowed back into active ministry and later allowed to work at Wheeling Catholic Elementary School, according to the court documents.

The complaint also cites an unnamed priest from another diocese, who on his application form in 2002, wrote that he had been accused of sexually abusing a child in 1979. He was still hired, according to the complaint.

"The Diocese had the opportunity to thoroughly vet this priest after being put on notice to do so, yet, it failed to adequately investigate this priest's background before hiring him," the complaint read.

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), the country's oldest and largest support group for survivors of clergy abuse, released a statement praising Morrisey for "bringing these egregious oversights into the light."

"We hope that this move by A.G. Morrisey will prod other law enforcement officials to think outside the box, but will also encourage survivors, witnesses, and whistle blowers in West Virginia to come forward and report to police," SNAP said in a statement Tuesday.

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Fedorovekb/iStock(COVINGTON, Wash.) -- Surveillance video captured a collision between a school bus and an SUV in Washington state.

Two of the SUV passengers were critically injured and seven students from the bus had minor injuries in the Monday collision in Covington, Washington, according to the King’s County Sheriff’s Office.

In the surveillance video, a maroon SUV can be seen driving on the opposite side of the road. The SUV then cuts to the left in front of another vehicle which had stopped and crosses the center of the road before colliding head-on with bus.

The collision was severe enough that the bus was briefly lifted into the air before landing on the side of the road.

Sgt. Ryan Abbott, the public information officer for the King’s County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News that the SUV drove through a red light. Abbott said 28 students from Kentlake High School in Kent, Washington, were on the bus.

Kentlake High School principal Heidi Maurer said in a letter to parents and guardians that “the safety of our staff and students is our first responsibility. This is a rare situation because of the extensive training received by our drivers and the Transportation staff is to be commended for their quick and professional actions.”

Abbott said six men were in the maroon SUV, which was a rental car. The driver and passenger in the front seat were taken to the hospital in critical condition, he added.

Three of the passengers attempted to flee in opposite directions after the collision before being captured, Abbott said, and two were hospitalized with minor injuries and a third was taken to jail after officials discovered he was a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Abbott said officials are still trying to determine where the SUV was going and why the driver was driving so erratically.

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WABC-TV(WOODBRIDGE, N.J.) -- A boy with autism who called 911 to report that his beloved teddy bear was missing was connected with just the right officer to conduct a search and rescue response to recover the stuffed animal.

Woodbridge Police officer Khari Manzini responded to the New Jersey home of 12-year-old Ryan Paul last week after Ryan placed a phone call to emergency dispatchers, telling them that Freddy, his handheld-sized friend, hadn't been seen in some time, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.

Ryan lost the brown bear while playing in his room, but decided that first responders would be a better option than his parents to help find him, News 12 New Jersey reported.

Ryan's father, Robert Paul, told WABC-TV he was shocked at first to learn that his son had made the call.

"I said, 'Ryan, did you call 911?'" Paul said, prompting his son to reply, "Teddy bear rescue."

Manzini, who has received special training in autism recognition and response, found Freddy once he arrived to the Pauls' home. It is unclear exactly where the teddy bear was located.

"We found the teddy bear, the teddy bear was OK," Manzini said. "He was in safe hands, no injuries, nothing like that."

Cameras caught the moment Ryan hugged the officer, thanking him for saving his teddy bear. Manzini told News 12 that getting to know the residents and making them feel comfortable is a "major part" of his job.

Paul took to Facebook to thank Manzini for his "kindness and understanding" as well as the emergency dispatcher who called the right officer to their home.

"I'm glad that we have such a fine and caring police department," Paul wrote. The firefighter joked that he was "offended" that his own son didn't enlist his help in the rescue.

Paul told News 12 that he's proud of his son for knowing what to do in an emergency, adding that they need to work on fine-tuning the skill to use in an actual emergency.

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ABC(NEW YORK) -- A Staten Island woman was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation and 200 hours of community service for climbing the Statue of Liberty on July 4.

Therese Okoumou, 45, was convicted in December of trespassing. She had scaled the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and refused to come down in protest of President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance immigration policy that divided families at the southern border.

Okoumou arrived for sentencing at Manhattan federal court on Tuesday with tape over her mouth to protest what she said were limits on her freedom of expression.

Magistrate Judge Gabriel Gorenstein ordered her to take the tape off before sentencing could begin.

Federal prosecutors had asked for 30 days in prison but Okoumou told the judge, “I do not need probation and I do not belong in prison. I am not a criminal.”

Okoumou's lawyers had argued her protests created no danger, that jail time for a Statue of Liberty protest would be unprecedented and that jail would prevent her from getting a job, which the judge had encouraged her to do.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, who was in the courtroom for Tuesday's sentencing, said in a statement in July that Okoumou "staged a dangerous stunt that alarmed the public and endangered her own life and the lives of the NYPD officers who responded to the scene."

"While we must and do respect the rights of the people to peaceable protest, that right does not extend to breaking the law in ways that put others at risk," Berman said.

The judge had previously asked for a field trip to the statue in order to view the spot where Okoumou perched for three hours, causing the evacuation of 4,300 people from Liberty Island during the holiday.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department(LOS ANGELES) -- The mother of 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones, whose body was found in a duffel bag in Los Angeles, was booked on Monday for her daughter's murder, authorities said.

The case is being reviewed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and charges are expected to be filed on Wednesday morning against Trinity's mother, Taquesta Graham, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Graham's boyfriend, Emiel Lamar Hunt, was charged with murder in the case last week, officials said.

Trinity's body was discovered by county workers on March 5 near an equestrian trail in Hacienda Heights. She was unidentified at the time and investigators released sketches as they urged the public to help identify her.

Authorities have not disclosed Trinity's cause of death.

Graham's arraignment on the murder charge is expected to take place Wednesday, the sheriff's office said.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Some of the worst Midwest flooding in decades, which has claimed at least three lives, is continuing across the central U.S., from the Dakotas all the way to eastern Illinois.

The Missouri River in Nebraska is finally receding, but downstream the river is rising -- especially in St. Joseph, Missouri, and Atchison, Kansas. The flooding there could surpass what the region experienced in 2011, which was the worst since 1993.

More rivers in nearby Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa and could produce major, if not record, flooding by the weekend.

Two storms are forecast to move through the flood zones over the next week, delivering even more rain.

The first system should move through the central U.S. on Tuesday, with half an inch to an inch possible locally.

A second, larger storm system will head from the West Coast to the central part of the country by the end of the weekend. It, too, could deliver more rain in the Midwest, with some spots potentially seeing an additional 2 inches.

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rustythedog/iStock(DALLAS) -- Prosecutors dismissed charges against three Dallas officers indicted in the 2016 death of a handcuffed man who died after calling police for help.

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot dismissed charges against officers Danny Vasquez, Kevin Mansell and Dustin Dillard on Monday following a lengthy investigation into the in-custody death of Anthony Timpa, who died shortly after he was arrested for what police described as erratic behavior.

"The Grand Jury had concluded the officers engaged in reckless conduct that placed Mr. Timpa in imminent danger of serious bodily injury," the District Attorney's Office said in a statement Monday, announcing the dismissal.

The officers in 2017 were indicted on misdemeanor charges of deadly conduct and accused of restraining the unarmed man in a way that contributed to his death.

Timpa, 32, dialed 911 from the parking lot of an adult video store in Dallas on the night of Aug. 10, 2016, saying he was afraid and in need of help.

He had been restrained by two private security guards by the time officers arrived on the scene and placed him in handcuffs. The officers said Timpa was combative and aggressive.

Timpa died at a hospital less than an hour later.

In December 2017, a grand jury concluded the officers acted recklessly during the arrest, but Creuzot said testimony from three medical examiners disputed those findings.

"Today's decision to dismiss the charges was made following a lengthy investigation and determination as to the official cause of death of Mr. Timpa on August 10, 2016," the DA's statement added. "Mr. Creuzot met with family members and their attorney last Thursday to inform them of the decision."

"Dallas County Criminal District Attorney John Creuzot met with all three medical examiners regarding their findings. They stated they do not believe the officers acted recklessly," the statement continued.

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Baltimore County Police Department(BALTIMORE) -- Police arrested an off-duty Maryland State Trooper after he allegedly pointed a gun at another driver during a road rage altercation, authorities said.

Zachary Tyler Bowen, 28, was arrested in Baltimore County, Maryland, on Sunday after a 911 caller claimed he pulled beside them on a highway and aimed his gun at them, police said in a statement.

The male driver and a female passenger said the incident happened at around 6:30 p.m. when they changed lanes on Interstate 695 in Northern Maryland, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.

"After changing lanes, a suspect driving a Volkswagen Jetta, came beside the victims’ car. As the incident continued, the suspect inside the Jetta pointed a handgun at the man and woman," the department said in a statement Monday. "The victims were able to provide identifying information about the suspect."

Officers said they tracked Bowen down at his home based on information provided by the alleged victims.

Bowen, who was off duty at the time, was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony/violent crime, according to the Baltimore County Police Department.

Bowen, who has been a state trooper since 2012, was suspended without pay after the incident, Maryland State Police said in a statement.

"As a result of the charges placed against him, TFC Bowen was immediately suspended without pay by the Maryland State Police," the statement said. "In addition to the criminal investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department, the Maryland State Police Internal Affairs Division will conduct an administrative investigation."

Bowen, who has not yet entered a plea, was released on his own recognizance and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for April 12, online court records showed.

It's unclear if Bowen has obtained an attorney.

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Goodyear Police Department(GOODYEAR, Arizona) -- Before her arrest for the alleged sexual abuse of her 13-year-old student, sixth-grade teacher Brittany Zamora was confronted in a recorded phone call by that student’s father.

"You are a ------- monster. You are a pedophile," the father said in the call. "You are a child molester, do you understand me?"

Not long after that recorded call, the student’s parents met with police and Zamora, a teacher at Las Brisas Academy Elementary School in Goodyear, Arizona, was taken into custody while officers’ body cameras recorded the arrest.

The 27-year-old was pulled over and put in handcuffs. She was charged with sexual abuse after allegedly carrying on that secret relationship.

Dreading the media attention, Zamora asked if an officer could pull her hair in front of her face and the officer assured her she’d "be fine."

"Do we have to stop by them or can we just pass them?" Zamora asked the officer.

The case made local headlines back in March 2018, but didn’t gain national attention until almost a year later when the videos and documents about the alleged abuse went public.

Zamora’s arrest highlights an explosive reality of abuse: the U.S. Department of Education estimates that 4.5 million students experience sexual misconduct at the hands of a school employee sometime between kindergarten and 12th grade.

Officials said Zamora began illicit communications with the 13-year-old boy, a student in her class, by using a school messaging app.

"She said to text her so she wouldn’t be bored and I said 'Hi Mrs. Zamora' and she texted back 'Hi' and then we just like starting texting," the alleged victim said in an interview with police.

The student said innocent messages quickly turned to flirting, by text and in person.

"Yeah, we would flirt a lot... we would like be out a recess and I would talk to her and we would flirt at recess and our principal said we couldn’t do that," he told police. "That we couldn’t talk at recess no more because other kids were getting like jealous that I was talking to her."

The alleged victim said Zamora told him she wanted to perform oral sex on him and that his "stuff" was "really big."

"I would tell her the same," he told police. "But like I would just say 'yeah' stuff like that. Or I’d be like 'I can’t wait.'"

Eventually, investigators said their relationship did get physical. The alleged victim told police it started when Zamora grabbed his shirt, pulled him in for a hug and kissed him inside her classroom.

"The first time we kissed, I was saying goodbye to her and I gave her a hug and she just started kissing me, so I kissed her back," he told police.

Officials say the sexually explicit texts continued. The alleged victim said Zamora sent him photos of herself naked and wearing lingerie. The two called each other "baby."

He told police he sent naked pictures of himself back to the teacher.

"Sometimes I would ask and sometimes I wouldn’t and she would be like 'Do you want a picture?' and I would say 'Yeah,'" he said. "They would just be of her stuff, or like one time she sent me like a full-body picture of her in like this outfit like you can have anything right here or like by her stuff."

He said things escalated to sexual touching during class while other students watched videos.

Then, he said, one night the two were texting while the victim and his siblings were sleeping over at their grandparents’ house.

"She was all like 'Let me come over so I can show you how much I love you' and I was like 'No my little brother’s here' and then she was like 'OK' and then she put the sad face and I was like 'I gotta go,'" he told police. "But she was all like 'Where is you grandparent’s house?' and I was like 'In Tullison' and she was like 'Send me the address' because her husband was fishing."

He said he sneaked out and met her in her car where they kissed and she performed oral sex on him.

The alleged victim said it stopped when Zamora’s husband texted and she left. He said it happened again the next night, only that time it ended with intercourse.

He told police it was her idea and that "She was just telling me to relax."

They had sex again, at least two more times, in the classroom, police said. On one occasion, another student acted as a lookout.

"They were just doing it. It was very uncomfortable," the second student told police. "So that’s why the second day they were doing stuff, I just left the room."

That student said the alleged victim confided in him that the victim and Zamora were sexually involved. The student even said the alleged victim showed him cell phone messages and begged him to keep it secret.

"They’re texting dirty stuff, like on Instagram," the student told police.

Authorities say those messages are ultimately what alerted the alleged victim’s parents. The parents used an app called "Sentry," which monitors keywords on their kid’s cell phone. According to police, the app repeatedly flagged the use of the word "baby" and the parents confronted their son.

"He [my dad] was like 'Who have you been texting?' and then he showed me the text messages and he said 'You have one chance to tell me don’t lie to me' and I told him," the victim said during his interview with police. "And that’s when ... he called my principal and he called the cops."

The alleged victim’s parents also spoke to Zamora herself in that recorded call.

"Can you explain to me, can we meet to talk about this? There’s nothing we can settle you know outside?" she asked the alleged victim’s dad.

"Oh yeah that’s what we can do so I can give you a chance to do it to some other kid, yeah that’s exactly what we’re going to do," the alleged victim's father said to her. "No, Ms. Zamora. Do me a favor. Do not call me back again. Do you understand me? Make sure you tell your husband what’s going on."

Zamora then put her husband David Zamora on the phone to talk to the alleged victim’s dad.

"She had another 13-year-old in there watching the whole ----ing thing. She’s a monster, do you understand that. Do you understand that?" the alleged victim's dad said to him.

The next day, police recorded a meeting between the alleged victim’s parents, school officials and law enforcement.

"My husband just told him 'Have you done anything with your teacher? Have you had sex with your teacher?' And he said 'Yes,'" the alleged victim’s mother said in that meeting.

"His childhood’s already ----ing gone. He’s 13," the alleged victim’s father added.

Police arrested Zamora last March on charges that included eight counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, two counts of child molestation and one count of transmitting obscene material. She pleaded not guilty.

They raided her home and her classroom. In her classroom, police said they found what appeared to be saved notes from the victim, many written on brightly colored post-it notes in childish handwriting that said things like, "UR so sexy" and torn scraps of notebook paper that said, "You just look really cute RN [right now]."

Zamora’s former colleague from a previous school where she worked told "Inside Edition" that she was not surprised to hear about the allegations.

"She was very friendly and very hands-on with the boys from the sports that she coached. They would kind of hang on her shoulder, hang on her back, put their arm around her," Christine Alvarez said. "And when we said it was not appropriate...she would just kind of go with the flow. And kind of welcomed the advances."

For now, Brittany Zamora remains in Maricopa County Jail on a $250,000 bond. She surrendered her state teaching certificate in December.

Requests for comment from Zamora or her attorney were not returned.

An attorney for the victim declined requests for comment, but the boy's father spoke to reporters outside of a Tempe law firm in March 2018, and said, "There truly are real monsters in the world... As parents, you teach your kids that there’s no such thing as monsters. At all. There’s none. But in the real world, there are monsters. And Brittany Zamora is a monster.”

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ABC News(TACOMA, Washington) -- A young woman in Washington state has pleaded guilty to pushing a now-former friend off a 60-foot bridge last summer.

On Monday, Taylor Smith pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless endangerment in a Vancouver courthouse. Her sentencing was scheduled for March 27.

Jordan Holgerson suffered multiple injuries after Smith shoved her off the Lewis River at Moulton Falls Regional Park near Vancouver on Aug. 7.

Holgerson plunged the equivalent of three stories before belly-flopping into the water below, and suffered six broken ribs, a punctured lung and air bubbles in her chest, officials said.

After Monday's court hearing, Holgerson said she just wanted to put the whole ordeal behind her.

"I don't really want to wait for next Wednesday, she said, referring to the day Smith is scheduled to be sentenced.

Holgerson's mother, Genelle Holgerson, attended the hearing with her, and said Holgerson was still going to physical therapy for an injured shoulder and being treated for anxiety.

Genelle Holgerson said the judge's decision to delay Smith's sentencing -- in part to review the victim's information -- was "a little upsetting" for the family.

"Being done with this will help her close that chapter in her life," Genelle Holgerson said Monday. "We wanted a guilty plea. We just wanted a sentence too."

The incident was captured on cellphone video that went viral on social media but was eventually removed. Surveillance camera video also showed the moment Smith shoved Holgerson off the bridge.

According to the complaint filed in Clark County District Court, Holgerson told authorities that Smith was the one who pushed her, and that she did not want to be pushed.

Smith also allegedly admitted to pushing Holgerson off the bridge but allegedly told authorities she did so in an attempt to help her friend overcome her fear and not to injure her, officials said.

Reckless endangerment is considered a gross misdemeanor that is punishable by up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $5,000.

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