An Athens teacher and student under investigation for possible sexual relationship
ATHENS, Mich. —
New documents were obtained that detail an investigation into a possible sexual relationship between a Calhoun County high school teacher and his student.
The Huron Potawatomi Police Department has been conducting an investigation into a possible sexual relationship Tyler Millward, 29, a former teacher at Athens High School, and a 17-year-old student.
A spokesperson for the Athens Area Schools said they could not comment on active police investigations involving former employees, but did confirm Millward is a former employee and his last day was February 12.
An affidavit for a search warrant was requested by police in January 2018
According to the affidavit, a detective with the police department and school liaison officer met on January 9 to discuss a relationship between Millward and a student.
The two reportedly had a sexual relationship and communicated via text on their phones. Both officers met with the student who they say initially denied the relationship.
According to documents, the student's phone was seized and it was at that point that she told investigators that she was involved in a sexual relationship with her teacher that began when she was 16-years-old.
She pointed police to several locations, including a location on Factoryville Road in Branch County and the Fairfield Inn in Battle Creek.
According to the documents, Millward's car was seized and searched.
Millward, a Springfield resident, has denied the relationship and has not been charged at this time.