Westport Teacher Arrested After Sex With Student: Cops

A teacher at Staples High School in Westport has been arrested and placed on administrative leave after having a sexual relationship with a female student, according to police.

Police said Theron Kissinger, 44, of Southbury, met the student during turtoring sessions in November 2014. According to police, Kissinger then began an "intimate relationship" with the teen.

The Staples High School website lists Kissinger as a math teacher.

Kissinger was placed on administrative leave after police launched an investigation and told school administrators what they had found.

WestportNow.com reports that Supt. Elliot Landon sent an email to parents Wednesday informing them of the situation.

"Today the Westport Police Department informed us that a teacher at Staples High School was under investigation based upon information the school district gleaned from an outside source," Landon wrote, according to WestportNow.com. "Upon receiving the information we immediately communicated the information to the Westport Police Department and the Department of Children and Family Services."

Kissinger was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault. Police said he was released from custody after posting $50,000 bond and is due in court Jan. 23.

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