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WV High School teacher charged in drug deal

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A West Valley High School teacher accused of buying drugs from a student was in court Thursday afternoon.

Richard Hill was formally charged in Yakima County Superior Court on multiple charges that included, involving a minor in a drug deal and possession of a controlled substance. His trial date is scheduled for May 16.

Hill remains free on $5,000 bail. He was arrested February 23 after detectives say they caught him attempting to buy painkillers from a student.

Calls to the school district were not returned Thursday. Richard Hill and his family, along with his attorney, Greg Scott, all declined to comment.

Meantime, Hill remains on paid administrative leave.