Travis Lechien, Cedar Lake, Indiana (arrested Oct 2013) [got student drunk, took them to strip club]

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    Travis Lechien (Crown Point, Indiana), 31, chemistry teacher & head boys' volleyball coach at Hanover Central High School, Hanover Community School Corporation, Cedar Lake, Indiana, "faces charges for getting some of his students drunk and taking them to a strip club

    Tri-State Home Page: Indiana Teacher Fired, Charged for Taking Students to a Strip Club (Oct 23 2013)

    Court documents show [Travis Lechien] allegedly celebrated a student's birthday by providing alcohol at his home and taking students to a strip club in Hammond. A police report says Lechien often allowed students to drink alcohol at his house.

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    NWI Times: Cops: Teacher took students to strip club, gave them alcohol at his home (Oct 22 2013)

    According to the probable cause affidavit, the teacher allowed the students to drink beer and other alcoholic beverages at his home and took some of the students to a strip club in Hammond to celebrate a student's birthday. The affidavit states several students, some 18 and others younger, reported they often "hung out" at Lechien's house in Crown Point and were allowed to drink beer and hard liquor as well as use flavored tobacco from a hooka the students said belonged to the teacher.

    The students told Lake County police that when they drove home from the strip club, they were stopped by Lake County officers, according to the probable cause affidavit. Once they were released, the students went home. During the police stop, one of the students said they were unable to give police a straight answer and eventually told police who they were and identified Lechien as a teacher. It is not clear if police charged Lechien with anything during this stop.

    Some students said they had known the teacher since they were in middle school and often socialized with him. One of the students said he often discussed with the teacher the "impropriety of hanging out" with a teacher, but the report said Lechien dismissed those concerns.

    On Sept. 26, the Lake County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at Lechien's house, 217 Maple St. The search warrant was for the seizure and analysis of computers and related electronics based on another aspect of the investigation, the affidavit said. While conducting the search, officers said they observed two refrigerators in the residence, both containing alcoholic beverages as described by the students interviewed in the case. In a guest bedroom, the hookah that was described by students was located and displayed on a shelf. Police said they took pictures.
     
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    NWI Times: Hanover teacher 'fired for immorality' (Oct 23 2013)

    Hanover Superintendent Tom Taylor said the board terminated the contract of Travis Lechien, 31, of Crown Point, on Tuesday night. It is effective immediately. "He was terminated for immorality. We will send him a letter through our attorney," Taylor said. Lechien has been charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after allegedly taking students to a strip club and giving them alcoholic beverages at his home. Lechien was suspended with pay Sept. 10 following school administrator's investigation of the incident.
     
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    Huffington Post: Travis Lechien, Science Teacher, Accused Of Taking Students To Strip Club, Giving Them Booze (Oct 23 2013)

    According to the Associated Press, the 31-year-old science teacher is accused of taking several students -- some 18 years old, others younger -- to a strip club in nearby Hammond, Ind. to celebrate a student's birthday as well as giving students alcohol at his home. Hanover Community School Corp. Superintendent Tom Taylor told the Northwest Indiana Times it was another teacher who first reported the activity and added, "There were rumors among the students." Students often "hung out" at Lechien's house to drink and smoke flavored tobacco, according to a court affidavit.
     
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    NBC Chicago: Teacher Took Students to Strip Club: Police --Travis Lechien, of Crown Point, Ind., faces up to one year in prison (Oct 24 2013)

    A northwest Indiana teacher who allegedly took some students to a strip club and gave them alcoholic beverages at his home was terminated Tuesday night, district officials said. "We take this seriously," Supt. Tom Taylor said of the investigation surrounding Travis Lechien. Lechien, of Crown Point, faces up to one year in prison on three Class A misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The charges were filed Oct. 7, records show.

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    An affidavit states Lechien and the students were pulled over on their way home from the strip club after Lechien, who was driving at the time, was speeding, according to public information officer Patti Van Til with the Lake County Sheriff's Department. The affidavit also states several students, some 18 and others younger, said they often "hung out" at Lechien's house and sometimes drank beer and hard liquor as well as used flavored tobacco from a hookah the students said belonged to the teacher.
     
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    WGN TV: Indiana teacher fired, accused of taking students to strip club (Oct 24 2013)

    A teacher at an Indiana high school was fired and is accused of taking students to a strip club and allowing them to drink at his home. 31-year-old Travis Lechien is a chemistry teacher at Hanover Central High School in Cedar Lake. According to a probable cause affidavit prepared by Lake County prosecutors, some students at the school have visited Lechien at his home and “on four or five separate occasions, Mr Lechien allowed” the students to drink beer and smoked a hooka belonging to Lechien. The affidavit also states that Lechien took students to a strip club to celebrate one of the student’s 18th birthdays.
     
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    ABC Local WLS: Indiana teacher allegedly took students to strip club, gave them alcohol (Oct 23 2013)

    Officials say 31-year-old Travis Lechien of Crown Point has been suspended from his teaching job at Hanover Central High School in Cedar Lake. The Times of Munster reports he faces three misdemeanor charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor filed by Lake County prosecutors. Court documents say Lechien allowed the students to drink beer and other alcoholic beverages at his home and took some of them to a strip club in Hammond to celebrate a student's birthday.