Teacher, 33, arrested for ‘sexual relationship with student’… and her husband is a principal

A high school teacher outside Cincinnati, Ohio, arrested on Thursday after an alleged affair with a student went public because of small-town gossip.

Andrea Connors, 33, taught at Highland High School in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, for eight years. She is married to Brian Connors, the principal of a middle school in Cincinnati.

The circumstances of the alleged relationship were unclear, though she resigned from the school the week before she was indicted for felony sexual abuse.

Rumors began to swirl in the community even before Connors, a popular teacher, abruptly left her $48,000 per year job, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

She began her teaching career as an intern at the school in 2004 and taught several business and communications courses.

The school district and authorities have been tight-lipped about the investigation.

Superintendent Gene Kirchner released a statement that didn’t mention Connors by name, but said a teacher had resigned after she was confronted with rumors about the relationship.

‘Please know that the discretion we have shown in the release of information is a direct result of the ongoing investigation and an effort to protect the rights and privacy of our students,’ a letter to parents said.

Brian Connors

In charge: Brian Connors, Andrea’s husband, is a principal at a middle school in Cincinnati

Connors husband of ten years, Brian, refused to comment when he was approached by the Enquirer. The couple have two sons together.

He is the principal at St Bernard-Elmwood Place Junior High School in Cincinnati, the newspaper reports.

She was released on $5,000 bail after her arrest.

She is the second teacher from northern Kentucky to be arrested for having a relationship with a student in two months.

Sarah Jones, a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader and English teacher at Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Kentucky, was arrested in late March on allegations she had sex with a 15-year-old student.

Her ex-husband has won an annulment of their marriage and says Jones should be prosecuted.

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