According to Spectrum News 1, a middle school teacher has been accused of having inappropriate relations with several students while teaching at SanLee Middle School located at 2301 Tramway Rd, Sanford, NC 27330.
The investigation began after a report was made to the sheriff's office about an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student. Andrew Braxton Allen, a middle school teacher at SanLee Middle School, was accused of sexual abuse. According to the investigation, multiple children were sexually abused by Allen during a 10-year period.
Allen was arrested Thursday, November 17, 2022, and charged with statutory sex offense with a child by an adult, indecent liberties with a child, and sexual activity with a student. P9lice believe there may be additional victims and urge all parents to speak with their children.
Attorney contributor Kristen Beightol helps victims file school sex assault lawsuits in North Carolina. Kristen guides victims and their parents through the legal process allowing them to seek the justice they deserve. Recently, she explained when parents could sue if their child was sexually abused by a middle school teacher.
"Middle school officials and school districts have a duty to provide a safe environment for students. Unfortunately, if a sexual predator is able to take the position of a teacher or coach, they have access to vulnerable children. They can then use their position of power and trust to take advantage of these victims. Background checks, security monitoring cameras, and effective reporting procedures are some of the precautions a school can take to prevent abuse. However, if a school is found to have neglected basic safety precautions, it can be held responsible in a civil lawsuit."
"It can be hard for parents to understand how a teacher would abuse a child. Schools and the school district can be held accountable for failing to provide proper security. In fact, if the school ignored previous reports of misconduct, the court could find it negligent. School sex abuse victims and their parents can explore their legal options by consulting with an experienced school sex abuse attorney."