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Former teacher, coach accused of sex act with student

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:21 AM

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reported Lisa Placek is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. She was denied bail during her arraignment Monday and is jailed until a Feb. 10 preliminary hearing.

Placek worked for the school district as a volleyball coach since 1997 and as a teacher since 1999. Superintendent Steve Cousins said she resigned last week.

Court documents say police believe Placek committed a sexual act on a 15-year-old male student in her vehicle in Leelanau County’s Elmwood Township on Dec. 31. District officials contacted police after getting an anonymous tip.

A message seeking comment was left with Placek’s attorney.

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