Teacher Faces Delinquency Charges, Lost Hanover Job
October 24, 2013 — A local teacher suspended for more than a month is now fired after police filed charges against him.
Hanover Central High School chemistry teacher Travis Lechien faces charges of three misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The charges stem from allegations that 31-year-old Lechien invited teenage students to his home and allowed them to consume beer which Lechien had purchased for the students. According to a probable cause affidavit Lechien also took students to a strip club to celebrate one student’s 18th birthday. Hanover Central Superintendent Tom Taylor says the investigation began at the school when another teacher overheard students discussing visits to Lechien’s home.
Lechien was suspended in September pending results of the investigation. Charges were filed earlier this month, however Lechien has not been arrested. The Hanover Community School Board voted Tuesday to terminate Lechien’s teaching contract. Lechien has taught chemistry and biology at the high school since 2004 and served as a middle school track coach and high school boys’ volleyball coach.