Cypress teacher accused of inappropriate relationship makes first court appearance

HOUSTON – The teacher accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student appeared in court Wednesday.

Michelle Schiffer, 23, is charged with sexual assault of a child and improper relationship of a child. Her bond was set at $30,000, which she was able to post later in the day. 

The judge also told Schiffer that she is not to have contact with anyone under the age of 18.

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

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. 

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