Hastings, Neb. — A former Hastings teacher accused of having sex with a teenage student and providing her alcohol has pleaded not guilty.
Adams County Court records say 23-year-old Tyler Hedlund filed the plea Wednesday to a charge of intentional child abuse. A trial date has not been set.
The records say Hedlund had sex with the 16-year-old girl several times at his Hastings home and that he gave her alcohol there and bought alcoholic beverages for her and three of her friends.
Hedlund had been teaching and coaching football at Hastings St. Cecilia.