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Former ACMS Teacher Arrested

Emma Shaffer arrested on charges of sexual intercourse with a minor
Emma Blance Shaffer

TRUCKEE CA – Emma Blance Shaffer, a teacher employed at Loyalton High School who was previously employed at Alder Creek Middle School, was arrested by Sierra Nevada officials on Dec. 1, on charges alleging sexual intercourse with a minor. 

On November 29, the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Loyalton High School’s principal concerning a potential incident of sexual assault of a minor on campus, and after initiating a subsequent investigation, officials found evidence that Emma Shaffer, a teacher, and cheerleading coach at Loyalton High, had allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a student. 

According to the press release from the Sierra County Sheriff’s office, after conducting further interviews and investigation, the Sheriff’s office prepared an arrest warrant for Shaffer which was then reviewed by the Sierra County District Attorney, and on November 30, 2023, a Sierra County Superior Court Judge issued the arrest warrant. 

Shaffer, 35, was arrested on December 1, 2023, at 3:38 pm at the SCSO Substation and was subsequently booked into the Nevada County Jail. Shaffer was arrested on charges of filing a false police report, perjury, sexual intercourse with a minor, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to a press release issued by the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office last Friday, “additional charges will likely be filed by the Sierra County District Attorney.”

Currently, the investigation is ongoing, and the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office is working with Loyalton High School Administration, and the Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District. They are asking that any current and prior students with information relevant to this investigation come forward and that they do not remain silent during this time. If you have relevant information to this investigation you can contact the Sierra County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 289-3700

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