Michelle Preston, ex-Shawnee Mission West teacher, accused of having sex with three students



Michelle Preston is accused of sexing three students.
  • Michelle Preston is accused of sexing three students.
Speaking of inappropriate teacher-student relationships: Johnson County prosecutors charged former Shawnee Mission West teacher Michelle Preston with three counts of engaging in unlawful sexual relations, KCTV5 reported.

Preston, 27, is accused of engaging in consensual sex with three students between September 1 and December 31, the TV station reported. She's slated to appear in court October 4.

In May, the school board voted against renewing Preston's contract. Preston was a third-year psychology and world geography instructor and cheerleading coach. The board cited a violation of district policy forbidding inappropriate behavior with students as a reason for her dismissal.

Preston had been on administrative leave since March 7 after school officials received a report that Preston was allegedly carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a student.

The same day that her suspension was announced, Preston was involved in a car wreck in Miami County. Her 2011 Chevy Equinox went off a ledge at 247th and Flint and landed in a creek embankment. She was airlifted to a local hospital.

Preston's bio on the Shawnee Mission West website has since been removed, but it used to read:

My name is Michelle Preston and this is my third year teaching Psychology I, AP Psychology, and World Geography at Shawnee Mission West.

I grew up in Lansing, KS and graduated from Lansing High School. I have a bachelor's degree in History and Secondary Education from Baker University. I will complete my master's degree in Education from Baker this spring. I have also added a Psychology certification through Emporia State University.

I live in Lenexa with my husband, Travis (a 2002 SMW graduate), and our pets: a greyhound named Gibson and a cat named Slugger.

I love teaching at West as well as coaching Freshman Cheer!

If this is true, I feel sorry for her husband.

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