Bridgett Szychulski is a band teacher who was once known for her devotion to her young students. However, it was revealed this week that she is a bit too “hands-on” with her kids when she was arrested for having sex with a 14 year-old student two years ago.
Now a high school teacher, Szychulski was a middle school band teacher back in 2012 when she had the alleged affair. Today, she is a married mother of a four year-old and is pregnant with her second child.
Szychulski is facing a litany of charges that include involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and indecent assault.
The teacher was caught after an anonymous tip came in to a child abuse hotline earlier this month. When police sat down with the now 16 year-old student, he told them that he had had sex with his band teacher back in 2012.
The student said he and Szychulski first connected “on a mental level” while he “played in the bands she supervised.” The situation quickly escalated, and soon the victim admitted he would “text and talk to Szychulski on her cellular telephone”
Soon, Szychulski was sending him explicit photos of herself and the duo eventually had sex three times during the 2012 school year. The boy said they had sex in her car, in a school storage room, and even in her school office.
Since being charged, Szychulski has been suspended without pay as the community tries to come to grips with what the popular teacher has done. Before her arrest, Szychulski enjoyed taking to twitter to brag about her kids and keep their parents in the loop.
Her last tweet before her arrest said, “So proud of my students today – they rock!”