Van Buren Township School District teacher charged with sex crime

Andrea Brennan accused of distributing sexually explicit material, alcohol to 15-year-old boy

Published On: Jul 31 2012 07:24:58 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 01 2012 07:22:07 AM EDT
DETROIT -

A teacher from the Van Buren Township School District is facing a felony sex charge.

Andrea Deanna Brennan, 37, teaches at North Middle School in Belleville. She’s charged with distributing sexually explicit material to a minor, using a computer to commit a crime and a misdemeanor charge of providing alcohol to a minor.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office said police found Brennan in a car at 1:30 in the morning on July 10 with a 15-year-old boy. The car was near the softball fields surrounding a parking lot at Beck and Ayres.

She’s accused of giving the teen alcohol and sending him explicit material over a computer.

The prosecutor’s office said the teen is not a student of Brennan’s.

She was arraigned Tuesday and released on a $10,000 personal bond. She has been ordered to avoid any contact with the teen.

Statement from Van Buren Public Schools

"There have been charges of improprieties brought against an adult who teaches in the district. We are cooperating with the criminal authorities to obtain the facts and information regarding these charges. Van Buren Public Schools will take all appropriate steps necessary to determine the future employment status of this individual to ensure the utmost protection of all our students."

--Michael Van Tassel, Superintendent of schools