Cy-Fair ISD world history teacher accused of having sex with student

HOUSTON – A Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District world history teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student.

Michelle Schiffer, 23, of Houston, is charged with improper relationship between educator and student, and sexual assault of a child.

Court records allege the improper relationship happened in July. An anonymous student reported the situation to the Cypress-Springs principal, according to documents.

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The tipster student told Principal Cheryl Henry that the victim, now 16, was a former student of Schiffer's and that he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the teacher, according to court documents. 

Authorities quoted in court records allege Schiffer admitted to meeting the student at a Chick-fil-A restaurant and then said they had sex at a friend’s apartment in the 7200 block of Barker Cypress.

Schiffer also admitted that she’d had sexual contact with the student and smoked marijuana with him in her vehicle, according to the documents. The student was 15 years old at the time of the alleged incidents, records state. 

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD released this statement: "When the alleged actions of the staff member were learned, she was immediately removed from campus and placed on administrative leave. We will continue to protect our students and not tolerate relationships of an inappropriate nature."

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