A former band teacher is facing up to three years in prison for having sex with one of her students "at least three times" in 2012.
Bridgett Szychulski, 31, was formerly employed with the Lenape School District, located in a suburb north of Philadelphia.
She pleaded guilty to the charges of statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault on Jan. 27.
She began the rendezvous with the 14-year-old boy in 2012, sleeping with him "once in her vehicle and twice at the middle school". She is now looking at up to three years in prison when she is sentenced in 90 days.
Szychulski seemed to be living a happy life. She was employed at the Lenape Middle School for seven years while living with her husband and 4-year-old son, with a second baby on the way.
The student admitted to having a sexual relationship with Szychulski in 2012, stating that they "first connected on a mental level" while he "played in the bands that she supervised." They would text back and forth, continuing to get more intimate as Szychulski later sent the student explicit photographs of herself.
The student revealed to Szychulski in July 2014 that he had told one of his friends about the affair. Szychulski replied "I could lose my job ... family ... etc.", according to the complaint filed against her.
The community reeled after the news broke, but Superintendent David Weitzel voiced his outrage over the incident, as well.
"The suspended teacher's future status with the district will be largely determined by the outcome of the legal proceedings." Weitzel also prohibited Szychulski from coming onto school property or having contact with any student in attendance at the school.
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