WARREN, Mich. - A Spanish language teacher quit her job at Michigan Collegiate High School amid allegations that she had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student, the Detroit Free Press reported.

The Free Press reported that a spokeswoman for Michigan Educational Personnel Services, which is the employer for the Warren public charter school, said the teacher was given the choice to go on paid leave during the investigation, but quit instead. The name of the teacher was not released.

The student told school officials about the alleged relationship, according to the Free Press. School officials notified MEPS, who notified police. Charges had not been filed as of Nov. 11.

The student said the sexual encounters were consensual, the Free Press reported, and did not take place on school grounds.

"We've been working closely with the police since the day we found out," Carlie Lockwood, MEPS spokeswoman, told The Free Press.

SOURCE:
The Detroit Free Press, "Warren teacher quits amid sex scandal with student," Nov. 11, 2008

FURTHER READING:
Michigan Education Digest, "Zeeland pays teacher to leave," Sept. 30, 2008

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