A WLUK-TV report says the 27-year-old has worked at Green Bay’s Pilgrim Lutheran Church school for six years. The school’s website says he teaches computer and math classes and also coaches basketball.
A WBAY-TV report says the investigation began when the boy’s parents told authorities they found inappropriate text messages from a teacher on his cellphone.
The criminal complaint says Makela had sexual encounters with the boy.
A message left for his defense attorney, Clarence Duchac, on the Friday holiday was not immediately returned.