Ex-Olathe teacher pleads guilty to relationship with student

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former Olathe School teacher and coach has admitted to having a sexual relationship with a student.

Michael Jasiczek pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to two federal charges involving having sex with a student over the age of 16. A third charge was dropped.

The Kansas City Star reports prosecutors determined the relationship was consensual. But under state law, it is a felony for teachers and authority figures to have sexual relationships with students at the same school.

Jasiczek, a social science teacher and assistant football coach, was placed on administrative leave in May and was later fired.

He was a teacher at Olathe South High School for more than a decade. He coached football, ran a weightlifting club and was called “Coach Jazz” by students and staff.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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