Teacher accused of inappropriate contact resigns

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 10-year veteran teacher at Woodhaven High School has resigned after both the district and local police investigated allegations that she had inappropriate contact with two 17-year-old male students, the district announced Tuesday.

The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District school board also directed its administration to forward its investigation to the Michigan Department of Education and to request that the teacher’s certificate be withdrawn, “given the nature of the inappropriate conduct,” according to the statement from the district.

The teacher resigned Friday, the day after the district concluded its investigation. It isn’t immediately clear if the teacher has been charged. Brownstown police could not immediately be reached.

On June 10, the teens reported that the teacher had text-messaged them inappropriately and touched one of the boys’ genitals through his pants, the district said.

“The reports were deemed to be credible,” the district’s statement read. That day, she was placed on paid, administrative leave and escorted off school ground. The district contacted Brownstown police and Child Protective Services, per district policy.

Child Protective Services does not investigate such cases, and forwarded the information it received to Brownstown police, which investigated.