Band teacher suspended after teen sex allegations

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 16, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.



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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A high school band director in suburban Philadelphia has been suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct with a student.

Central Bucks High School South teacher Bridgett Szychulski (shuh-HOHL'-skee) was charged Tuesday with statutory sexual assault and related counts.

Superintendent David Weitzel says the 31-year-old teacher worked at Lenape Middle School in 2012 when she allegedly became involved with a male student.

Authorities allege Szychulski had sex three times with the 14-year-old and sent him lewd pictures via text message.

The investigation began last week after someone called in an anonymous tip to a child abuse hotline. Szychulski was suspended Friday from the Central Bucks district in Doylestown.

She and her attorney, William Goldman, didn't speak to reporters after Tuesday's arraignment. A preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 6.

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