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Foothill teacher, 24, arrested for relationship with 15-year-old student

Updated Monday, May 13, 2013 | 3:57 p.m.

Amanda Brennan, 24

Amanda Brennan, 24

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A high school teacher suspected of pursuing a romantic relationship with a student was arrested Friday after the student’s parents raised concerns.

Amanda Brennan, 24, a Foothill High School English teacher, was arrested on two counts of luring a child and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The student, a 15-year-old male, had gone out at night with Brennan, according to the parents who on Thursday brought their concerns to Clark County School District Police.

School District investigators interviewed Brennan on Friday; she was “cooperative” and she admitted to taking the teenager out and communicating with him outside of normal teacher-student relations, said Clark County School District Police Sgt. Mitch Maciszak.

Brennan was then arrested.

Maciszak said the delinquency count pertained to Brennan keeping the teenager out past curfew, and the two luring counts are related to the teacher allegedly going out at night with the student without his parents’ permission.

Brennan has been placed on administrative leave pending a full investigation, said Melinda Malone, a CCSD spokeswoman. As of today, Brennan still was being paid, but the investigation could lead to her being placed on administrative leave without pay, Malone said.

No date has been set for Brennan, who is being charged in Henderson Justice Court, a court official said.

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  1. Interesting that in just three short years these two can get married with the vocal support of all the homophobics in town, but two 40 year-old men want to tie the knot, and that's a sign of the end times.

  2. "This isn't the first time this has happened (Letourneau, which was worse), and probably not the last."

    mitzy -- not the same thing at all. Letourneau was older, married, and had children. Here the girl you are all so eager to lynch isn't that much older than her "victim." Nature took its course and you're all wondering why??

    "If built in great numbers, motels will be used for nothing but illegal purposes." -- J. Edgar Hoover

  3. I just don't get it... at all.

  4. I didn't read a single thing in this article to lead us to believe she was having sex with this student... Which seems to be the reaction of most of the comments. How quickly the public is to jump to that conclusion.

  5. "I didn't read a single thing in this article to lead us to believe she was having sex with this student..."

    RunThisTown -- good point.

    "Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion." -- Democritus (460-370 B.C.E.)

  6. Why couldn't my teachers sleep with me? Lucky kid.

  7. For the record...this male writer and many of my fellow students used to go to the park, the movies, ball games, etc. with female teachers unchaperoned...we used to visit their homes - we just stopped by...seems that this event could be an innocent relationship...arrested?...because she said yes, we have visited each other after school hours...the world sure has changed...

  8. You bet the "world has changed." Now, we have a slue of apologists making excuses for all kinds of immoral and amoral behavior. What a permissive society we have become. Teachers, of any age, have no business wooing student of any age. Teachers jobs are to educate, not fornicate, students. Whether this woman did or did not makes little difference. She's the adult and, supposedly, knew better. She does not belong in a classroom "teaching" boys new tricks.

  9. What is hottest of all teacher fornicators doing now? The one from Ruskin, Florida...

  10. "Now, we have a slue of apologists making excuses for all kinds of immoral and amoral behavior. What a permissive society we have become."

    lvfacts -- it's called freedom, or liberty, or the pursuit of happiness, take your pick. It means people like me don't need permission from people like you to do what we want so long as nobody gets hurt.

    "With morality the individual is led into being a function of the herd and to ascribing value to himself only as a function. . .Morality is the herd instinct in the individual." -- Frederich Nietzsche 1882 "The Gay Science"

  11. Clearly, this young, 24 year old woman was crossing the ethics line with endless text messages and arranging a date. None of it had to do with education, it was the kind of "personal" that led to inappropriate physical contact and having a "date" (without the parent's consent nor knowledge).

    Such actions violate public and professional trust and should not ever be tolerated. I speak as a mother of a son and a daughter, and as a teacher. In the past, it was common to call upon parents and teachers to chaperone trips, camping, etc. and that is in a whole different league than going out on a "date". I am glad this young man's parents were vigilent and contacted authorities, before the situation got out of control. Geez.

    Hopefully, this 24 year old "teacher" will get some perspective AND professional help soon. Parents want to know and be assured that their children are safe from predatory adults while at school. No young man of age 15 needs this kind relationship, he is most fortunate to have caring parents to help guide him out of harm's way.

    Some of the Commenters on this subject really have some minds. Would you permit your own child to have such a relationship? Honestly.

    Blessings and Peace,

  12. If it was a male teacher they'd almost hang him. They let females get away with more , one judge said in another case" she's too pretty to go to jail" Well until you start doing something, it will keep happening .