An Arizona elementary school teacher arrested for alleged sexual conduct with a 17-year-old girl who's a foreign exchange student has pleaded not guilty.
Maricopa County Superior Court officials say 36-year-old Joshua Schroder had his arraignment Friday.
Goodyear police arrested Schroder on Feb. 12 on suspicion of nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Authorities say Schroder teaches at Rainbow Valley Elementary School in the Liberty School District and is the coordinator of a foreign exchange student program.
He's been teaching fourth grade for the past decade.
According to court documents, the teenage girl is from Sweden and she exchanged more than 600 text messages with Schroder in the span of a month before the relationship allegedly turned sexual.