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Texas educator sentenced to 8 Years for sex and marijuana with student

September 14, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas educator sentenced to 8 Years for sex and marijuana with student

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Texas teacher Michelle Schiffer sentenced to 8 Years in prison for engaging in sex and plying marijuana to a student

A high school teacher in Texas, who confessed to having sex and smoking week with a 15-year-old student, cried on Thursday when she was sentenced to eight years behind bars.

Michelle Schiffer, 24, was world history teacher in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District until 2017 when allegations surfaced that she was hooking up with a teen student at least two times during the summer 2017 break.

Cypress Springs High School Principal Cheryl Henry was informed about Schiffer’s sexual misconduct from a student in November 2017, ABC13 reported.

The unidentified source told Henry that the victim was Schiffer’s former student. After the investigation was launched, the district put Schiffer on administrative leave.

According to Breitbart Texas, the woman and the student, who was 15-years-old at the time, met at a Chick-fil-A restaurant and, then, the two had sex at a friend’s apartment. In a second meet up, Schiffer picked up the student and they drove around and smoked weed. Then, Schiffer pulled over on a street where the two kissed and had sex.

Detectives questioned Schiffer and the teen separately. Both admitted to the sexual relationship and marijuana smoking. Initially, in late November, Schiffer was charged with participating in an improper relationship with a student, along with the sexual assault of a minor. She was taken into custody but was released after posting $30,000 bail.

In May, she formally confessed to having sex and smoking pot with the teenage boy. As part of a deal, Schiffer entered a guilty plea to one count of having an improper relationship, which a second-degree felony. She faced up to two decades behind bars.

Schiffer appeared back in court last month before Harris County State District Judge Robert Johnson. The former teacher’s relatives and friends begged for leniency. They said Schiffer had from depression and stopped taking her medicine when she became involved with the teen.

At the time, defense lawyer Grant Scheiner contended that probation was a fitting punishment for his client. However, prosecutor Keaton Forcht opposed. “This isn’t a heat of the moment thing,” he stated. “This is over months with different students.”

Forcht alleged that Michelle Schiffer messaged other students and sent topless pictures of herself.

During last Thursday’s sentencing, Schiffer broke down in tears after the judge announced that she would be required to spend eight years in prison. It is not clear when she may be eligible for probation.

“Michelle and her family are disappointed with the outcome, but she accepts responsibility for what she has done,” Scheiner announced. “Michelle is prepared to serve her sentence and hopes the complainant and his family can forgive her.”

Schiffer was escorted out of the courtroom in handcuffs.

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