On Wednesday, a social studies teacher at Enrico Fermi High School in Enfield was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a student.
Police said Tyler Wells, 29, had an inappropriate relationship with a student at Fermi High School.
Police started investigating Wells in June. He turned himself in to Enfield Police on Tuesday.
“I didn’t see it coming. It was pretty surprising. He's a good guy,” Eric Adamczyk, a student, said.
Enfield Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault
Adamczyk was one of many of Wells’ students who were stunned by the accusations.
Wells had been a popular teacher and coach for several years and they never noticed any suspicious behavior, students said.
“In the hallways he's always so nice and says 'Hi' to everyone. I would never think this would happen,” Emily Wiecek said.
NBC Connecticut went to Wells’ home to get his side of the story since he bonded out of jail, but no one answered the door.
Police said Wells was having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl inside Fermi High School, but they would not say how long the relationship lasted.
Police said they didn’t have any reason to believe Wells targeted other students at the school, but they were keeping this investigation open just in case other students came forward.
“I don't fully believe it all,” Adamczyk said.
Some students questioned if the claims against their teacher were even true.
“It's really mind boggling I guess,” Emily Wiecek said.
NBC tried getting in touch with Wells, his attorney and officials at Fermi High School, but no one returned phone calls or emails.