Bond for a local teacher accused of sexually abusing several students over multiple years was increased at a court hearing on Friday.
Andrew Allen, 32, of Siler City was charged Thursday by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office with statutory sex offense with a child by an adult, indecent liberties with a child, and sexual activity with a student. The San Lee Middle School teacher is accused of having “numerous inappropriate relationships with several students” over his decade-long tenure at the school, according to deputies.
Allen was initially jailed on $250,000 secured bond and held at Central Prison in Raleigh. At a first appearance before District Court Judge Mary Wells on Friday, his bond was increased to $2 million. Allen was taken back to Central Prison, and is expected to return to Lee County for another hearing in January.
Authorities first received a report “regarding an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student” at the middle school on Nov. 2. He was suspended with pay from his position that day and has not returned to the school since. After an investigation by Lee County Schools, Allen was suspended without pay on Nov. 4 and tendered his resignation on Nov. 6. He was indicted by a Lee County Grand Jury on Monday and formally charged on Thursday.
Deputies have said the investigation is ongoing and requested that “any parents that had students that were taught by Andrew Braxton Allen during his tenure at SanLee Middle School to speak with their child(ren) about any possible inappropriate conduct. If it is found or even suspected that your child may have been a victim please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office so that follow up can be done.”
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (919) 775-5531.
Allen was hired at SanLee in 2012, where he taught sixth grade math and social studies.
Excellent decision by the judge. How did no one at this school not see any signs in all the time this”person” was employed?
Lots of questions , did the kids tell their parents , did parents tell the school , what took so long to arrest this scum ?
This is sad and yes I go to sanlee Mr.Allen was a good teacher I never knew he was like this and no he never touched me sexually in any type of way I’m just heartbroken because he was like a big big brother to me and my friends he helped me with my work he gave me candy,juice,and chips he was like my favorite teacher at sanlee Allen is sick and weird I’m glad your bond is 2 mil
Someone and Anonymous sound like students or former students. They need to work on their writing skills. No such word as “his self”, capitalization and punctuation missing, and sentences should not begin with “And.” Lee county schools should be proud.
Got to protect the kids, lots of that going around, he just got caught, once locked up someone serving life will catch up to him, his day is coming
I really hope he is found guilty and all his new friends in Central Prison know what he did and welcome him with open arms. Let him know what it’s like to have your innocence taken away and be powerless. What a piece of absolute shit this person is.
Don’t be so quick to judge. You know kids LIE. He is an excellent teacher and has some of the highest scores of anyone at SanLee.
If it was a lie they wouldn’t have found proof. And I went there he was my teacher and was always kind of weird and touchy. And he also tried to kill his self when he got caught hint the bandage on his neck he tried to slit his throat and couldn’t go thru with it.
I imagine your kids (assuming you have any) are possibly afraid of you, do not trust you or your word, and probably do not come to you for any parental advice.. you sound crazy.
Yea, that makes sense… A group of kids over a 10 year period all got together over lunch one day to conspire against a teacher…. Every time news commentators and pundits make the statement. , “The American People are smarter than that” someone like you reminds me, NO THEY AREN’T
Yeah, it’s the very definition of grooming! You know what everyone is afraid of the trans people doing…..but this is reality! Most pedos like him are very nice, concerning, and are well-liked. They act like they are the nicest people in the world, and care for the well-being of others. All the while, their sick twisted little minds are thinking how they can continue to cover their tracks and get away with it. I stand by my original statement. He’s a sick little fuck who deserves no sympathy whatsoever and I don’t care if my comments are not posted, but the truth is the truth and needs to be said at times.
yes preach queen.
yes preach queen.
Details with these cases do not come out. Like with other teacher Shawn Hicks he is back in community like nothing happened. Story is reported and then goes away