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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-778

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 15, 2018
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    Teacher Arrested

    He established a romantic relationship with the 14-year-old victim.
    • Wednesday
    • November 14, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Hillsborough County


    Jason Osborne

    DOB: 4/20/78

    Apollo Beach, Forida

    Charges: Offenses Against Students by Authority Figures and Unlawful Use of Two Way Communications Device



    Jason Osborne, a teacher at Ferrell Middle Magnet School, privately communicated with a confidential 14-year-old student via a social media app. He established a romantic relationship with the victim and met with her on one occasion. On 11/14/18, detectives made contact with the suspect. He was arrested and charged with a felony for Offenses Against Students By Authority Figures and Unlawful Use of Two Way Communications Device.

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