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Trial Date Set for Former Teacher Charged With Corruption of Minors

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A former music teacher at Elizabethtown Area High School charged with corruption of minors for acts he is alleged to have done with a 17-year-old student is scheduled to go on trial in county court next month.

Cody Lee Floyd, now 26, of Mount Joy, is scheduled for a criminal trial on the single misdemeanor count at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 9, before Lancaster County Judge Margaret C. Miller, court records show.

Previously, Floyd had been scheduled for a status conference in Miller’s court on Thursday, June 14, but that was canceled.

Floyd was the orchestra director at the high school starting with the 2014-15 school year; he resigned abruptly in April 2017. Floyd was charged on Aug. 8, 2017; at a school board meeting hours later, Superintendent Michele Balliet read a statement in which she said school district officials had learned of unspecified information in April that caused them to notify local authorities and ask Floyd for his resignation, which he immediately gave.

“We commend the staff who brought the information forward and the local police department and district attorney’s office for their thorough investigation,” Balliet said at the time, adding that the matter will be handled in court and the school district would have no further comment.

Floyd is accused of exchanging thousands of text messages with the girl that had content of a “sexual nature” and discussions of drinking alcohol. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office said no physical sexual contact is alleged.

The prosecution also alleges that Floyd had met with the girl and watched a movie with her as they held hands.

Authorities allege that contact between the two took place between December 2016 and April 2017; he was 24 years old at the time.

The Advocate contacted Floyd’s lawyer, Robert James Daniels Jr., to invite him to say anything he wished to say on behalf of his client; he did not respond.

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