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Foothill teacher, 24, arrested for relationship with 15-year-old student

Updated Monday, May 13, 2013 | 3:57 p.m.

Amanda Brennan, 24

Amanda Brennan, 24

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A high school teacher suspected of pursuing a romantic relationship with a student was arrested Friday after the student’s parents raised concerns.

Amanda Brennan, 24, a Foothill High School English teacher, was arrested on two counts of luring a child and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The student, a 15-year-old male, had gone out at night with Brennan, according to the parents who on Thursday brought their concerns to Clark County School District Police.

School District investigators interviewed Brennan on Friday; she was “cooperative” and she admitted to taking the teenager out and communicating with him outside of normal teacher-student relations, said Clark County School District Police Sgt. Mitch Maciszak.

Brennan was then arrested.

Maciszak said the delinquency count pertained to Brennan keeping the teenager out past curfew, and the two luring counts are related to the teacher allegedly going out at night with the student without his parents’ permission.

Brennan has been placed on administrative leave pending a full investigation, said Melinda Malone, a CCSD spokeswoman. As of today, Brennan still was being paid, but the investigation could lead to her being placed on administrative leave without pay, Malone said.

No date has been set for Brennan, who is being charged in Henderson Justice Court, a court official said.

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