NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Northville High School teacher was in court Wednesday after he was arrested on sexual misconduct allegations, officials said.
Jason William Dean, 36, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon at 52-2 District Court in Clarkston.
Dean was arrested by police and charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct -- penetration. Each count carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, as well as lifetime electronic monitoring and registered sex offender status, if convicted.
He has been placed on administrative leave by the district.
Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher told parents in a letter that there’s no reason to believe the allegations involve a Northville High School student.
Dean lives with his wife and two children, officials said.
District officials are working with police to determine if there are any other victims inside or outside the district, authorities said.
The following letter was sent to Northville Public Schools families on Wednesday evening: