- A northwestern Pennsylvania social-studies teacher is behind bars charged with sending sexually explicit text messages to two students.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Kevin Anthony Defrancesco, 28, was arraigned on corruption-of-minors charges for messages he allegedly sent to two female students, 13 and 14, beginning in October.

Investigators say Defrancesco asked one of the girls to send him pictures of herself and traded pictures with the other.

Defrancesco, of Greenville, is being held on a total of $35,000 bail.

- Associated Press