Newberry Teacher Resigns After Being Charged With Sexual Assault
A now former Northern Michigan teacher has been arrested after police say she sexually assaulted a student.
Carrie Miller is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Police say she had sex with a 16 year-old student while working as a teacher at Tahquamenon Area Schools.
The school says after learning about her arrest, they placed Miller on unpaid administrative leave and shortly thereafter she resigned from her position.
“I’ve heard it happening but I thought it was just kids making stuff up and then when I got the text message I was floored,” Amy Engman, said.
Parents shocked after receiving a letter from Tahquamenon Area Schools Superintendent Stacy Price.
The letter explains the school first learned about the allegations that date back to January, once miller was arrested.
9&10 News reached out to the superintendent, but the school declined to do an interview and handed a letter that says there will be no further comment, to protect the integrity of the investigation.
“Floored but then again, not surprised cause we’ve had a lot of this stuff going around the last few years,” Stephenie Smithson, said.
While a shock to the community, parents say they’ve heard rumors.
“I heard about it before it happened, but I just thought it was a bunch of kids making stuff up, you know kids do that,” Amy, added.
We went to Miller’s home to see if she would talk to us about the accusations, we knocked and no one answered.
The prosecutor says the alleged assaults took place at the school, adding that the investigation is ongoing and Miller could face more charges down the road.
Miller is free on a $10,000 bond and is due back in court June 25.