By Ilana Gold
On Wednesday, a Fermi High School teacher in Enfield was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a student.
Police say 29-year-old Tyler Wells had an inappropriate relationship with a student at Fermi High School.
Tyler Wells turned himself into Enfield Police Tuesday. They started investigating the social studies teacher in June.
“I didn’t see it coming it was pretty surprising he’s a good guy,” said student Eric Adamczyk.
He was one of many of Wells’ students who were stunned by the accusations. They told NBC Connecticut Wells had been a popular teacher and coach for several years and they never noticed any suspicious behavior.
“In the hallways he’s always so nice and says hi to everyone. I would never think this would happen,” said Emily Wiecek.
NBC Connecticut went to Wells’ home to get his side of the story since he bonded out of jail, but no one answered the door.
According to police, he was having an inappropriate relationship with teenage girl inside Fermi High School, but they would not say how long the relationship lasted.
Police told NBC Connecticut they didn’t have any reason to believe Wells targeted other students at the school, but they were keeping this investigation open just in case other students came forward.
“I don’t fully believe it all,” said Eric Adamczyk. Some students questioned if the claims against their teacher were even true.
“It’s really mind boggling I guess,” said Emily Wiecek. Something that will now be up to a judge to decide.
NBC tried getting in touch with Wells, his attorney, and officials at Fermi High School, but no one returned phone calls or emails.
Source : nbcconnecticut