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Hanover-Horton releases report on alleged sexual misconduct between teacher and student

Posted at 12:27 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 19:38:00-04

HANOVER, Mich. — Hanover-Horton has released their report on an alleged sexual misconduct investigation involving a teacher.

You can read that full report here.

The report lists that Johnnie Stewart did the following:
- engaged in a sexual relationship with a student for at least two years while she was his student aide.
- furnished alcohol to students off school premises
-was observed in a hot tub at a high school party with the student he had the sexual relationship with
- made inappropriate comments to students regarding their sexual history, relations, and anatomy
-propositioned a student to come over to his home while his wife and children were out of town
-threatened a student with physical harm when the student threatened Stewart to leave high school girls alone

"Johnnie Stewart denies the allegations and is looking forward to clearing his name," his attorney Kevin Roragen previously told Fox 47.

Stewart has been on paid, non-disciplinary administrative leave for the past two months.

On June 19, a former Hanover-Horton student went public with her claims that Stewart had started a sexual relationship with her when she was a student in the late 1990s.

At a special meeting on Monday, Aug. 26, the Hanover-Horton Board of Education unanimously voted to begin the process of firing Stewart.

"My client (Stewart) is considering all of his options at this time," Roragen said.

Stewart has 20 days to appeal the tenure charges issued by the board.

If he doesn't appeal the decision, he will be fired from the school district.

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