Bridgett Szychulski, 31, a former middle school band teacher has been suspended after accusations of sexual relations with a 14 year old student.
At the time of the purported 2012 sexual liaisons, the married teacher, now pregnant had been a band teacher at Lenape Middle School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
During Tuesday afternoon’s arraignment the former teacher was indicted on charges on involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and statutory sexual assault.
The charges against Bridgett Szychulski come after claims that she had sex with an unnamed 14 year old boy at least three times whilst she taught at the school, once in the vehicle and twice at the school, including her office and a storage room near the band room.
District Judge Regina Armitage set bail at $500,000 unsecured. He also banned her from having contact with juveniles other than her 4-year-old son, or from contacting any Central Bucks students or employees.
Her attorney, William Goldman, had sought leniency for his client’s bail conditions on the basis of incurring a complicated pregnancy.
The DA’s Office had begun investigating the case in the middle of last week after the alleged abuse had been reported to Childline.
Szychulski was contacted by detectives on Friday regarding the allegations and turned herself in to authorities on Tuesday morning at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown, where she was fingerprinted and photographed.
According to a statement from Central Bucks School District, Szychulski had taught in the district for seven years and was most recently a band teacher at Central Bucks South High School, which suspended her on Friday.
Pursuant to Szychulski’s arrest, Central Bucks School District Superintendent David Weitzel would release a statement in connection with the arrest, saying that following the discovery of the alleged indecent conduct the teacher was immediately prohibited from ‘coming onto school district property or having any contact with any Central Bucks School District students.’
Adding: ‘The suspended teacher’s future status with the district will be largely determined by the outcome of the legal proceedings,’
‘While we are in no position to pre-judge the actions of the teacher who faces prosecution, it is necessary and appropriate at this time to reaffirm the district’s position that any inappropriate contact between any Central Bucks school district employee and a student – on or off district property – will not be tolerated.’
The D.A.’s office is asking any other persons who may have had any inappropriate contact with Szychulski to please call Detective Mark Zielinski at 215-348-6629.
Bridgett Szychulski is married and lives with her husband and their son in Philadelphia.