HOUSTON – A world history teacher at a Texas high school is accused of having a sexual relationship with a former male student after the two met at a restaurant, authorities said.
Michelle Schiffer, 23, of Houston, reportedly had sexual intercourse with one of her former students, now 16, in July after the two met up at a local Chick-fil-A restaurant, court documents stated.
The alleged improper relationship was reported by an anonymous student to Cheryl Henry, principal of Cypress-Springs High School where Schiffer taught.
The tipster student told Henry that the victim, now 16, was a former student of Schiffer’s and that he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the teacher, according to court documents.
Authorities said Schiffer admitted to meeting the student at the restaurant before they went to a friend’s apartment to have sex, Click 2 Houston reported.
Schiffer also reportedly admitted she and the student smoked marijuana in her vehicle.
The student was 15 years old at the time of the alleged incidents.
Schiffer has been charged with improper relationship with a student and sexual assault of a child. Consequently, she was arrested but is out on $30,000 bond.
In a statement, the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District said Schiffer was immediately removed from campus and placed on administrative leave once they learned of the allegations.
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD released this statement:
“When the alleged actions of the staff member were learned, she was immediately removed from campus and placed on administrative leave. We will continue to protect our students and not tolerate relationships of an inappropriate nature.”
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