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Former Leander ISD teacher arrested for inappropriate relationship with a minor

Andrews was booked into the Williamson County Jail for the felony offense of Sexual Assault of a Child, a 2nd Degree Felony. (Photo courtesy: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office confirms deputies arrested a former Leander ISD teacher.

Williamson County opened the investigation on October 24 into an alleged sexual assault and improper relationship between a student and an educator.

Nicole Marie Faires Andrews, a former teacher at Cedar Park Middle School, was arrested on December 12 for allegedly having an improper relationship with a minor.

The victim did not attend Cedar Park Middle School.

According to reports, Andrews allegedly had been having an on-going relationship with the victim after they met at the Church at Canyon Creek were Andrews was a volunteer youth administrator.

Church at Canyon Creek Senior Pastor Monty Watson confirmed to CBS Austin that Andrews volunteered there for a couple of years.

Watson said he’s still working to notify the church body about the arrest.

Leander ISD spokesperson Corey Ryan said Andrews resigned from her teaching position at Cedar Park Middle School on November 6. Andrews started working at Leander ISD in the fall of 2015.

Jessica Johnson was waiting Tuesday to pick up her granddaughter from Cedar Park Middle School. Johnson said although the victim was not a student, the alleged improper relationship is still unsettling.

“We taught Sunday school with our youth and you develop a trust with them and a trust that should go on with your teachers too and these kids depend on them they trust them,” Johnson said.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office executed the arrest warrant Tuesday without incident.

Andrews was booked into the Williamson County Jail for the felony offense of Sexual Assault of a Child, a 2nd Degree Felony.

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