Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old former high school history teacher, has been arrested after she allegedly had sex with a former male teenage student.
Schiffer, 23, was charged with improper relationship with a student and sexual assault of a child. Authorities say Schiffer met with the 15-year-old boy in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Cypress, Texas back in July of 2017. She then took the student Schiffer to her friend’s apartment in in the 7200 block of Barker Cypress where they had sex.
Court records indicate that authorities were tipped off the to the relationship after an anonymous student reported the situation to the Cypress-Springs High School principal. The anonymous student told Cheryl Henry, the principal at the school, that the victim was a former student of Schiffer’s and that he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the teacher.
Authorities quoted in court records allege Schiffer admitted to meeting the student at a Chick-fil-A restaurant and then said they had sex at a friend’s apartment in the 7200 block of Barker Cypress.
Schiffer also admitted that she’d had sexual contact with the student and smoked marijuana with him in her vehicle, according to the documents. The student was 15 years old at the time of the alleged incidents, records state.
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.”
Schiffer was released from jail on $30,000 bond, and if convicted, faces between two to 20 years in prison.
This is the latest in a string of teacher/student sex scandals this year. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship. Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges.