Chelsea High School teacher, coach indicted for sex with student


CHELSEA — A Chelsea High School history teacher and volleyball coach has been arrested, charged and indicted by a Shelby County grand jury for allegedly having sexual contact with a student.



Donald Carey Teague, 57, who resides in North Shelby County, is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $30,000 bond, according to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office records. Teague was booked into the jail May 15 on a charge of a school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19. The victim was a female student at Chelsea High School.

A Shelby County grand jury indicted Teague May 13, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The incident was reported to the school resource officer at Chelsea High School March 18, and an investigation was assigned to the sheriff’s office’s Criminal Investigations Division. After the investigation, the evidence was presented to the grand jury, which opted to indict Teague.

Teague has been placed on leave from Chelsea High School, said Shelby County Schools spokeswoman Cindy Warner, who issued the following statement May 15 after Teague’s arrest: “The Shelby County Schools District always takes these types of situations seriously.  The school district took immediate action when these allegations were brought to our attention and began a thorough investigation.  Because the investigation is still ongoing, we are not at liberty to discuss the case.  However, we are cooperating with the Sheriff’s Department in this investigation.”