Teacher accused of taking students to strip club

Students drank, smoked hooka at teacher's home, district alleges

Published On: Oct 24 2013 09:04:37 AM CDT
Teacher fired took students to strip club

A teacher at an Indiana high school is fired after he was accused of taking students to a strip club and allowing them to drink at his home.

Travis Lechien, 31, 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.

Lechien has been a teacher at the school for nine years.

He is facing three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and is due in court next month.