Officers with the Franklin Police Department arrested a choir teacher from Franklin Community High School on October 3 based on allegations of child seduction. The department has said that they cannot release many details about the case at this time, but said that detectives have been working on it since they were first made aware of the allegations on Monday.
Alex Brickens, the assistant director of choirs at Franklin Community High, has been accused of child seduction. Brickens was suspended from Franklin Community High School after the school learned of the allegations involving a student at the school.
The school has offered counseling services to students. The principal also sent a letter to choir parents about the arrest and the conversation he had with students at the school the morning of the arrest.
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