Genesee County authorities have accused a Grand Blanc High School special education teacher of having sexual relations with one of her students.
Thirty-nine-year-old Tracy Stimac of Grand Blanc was arraigned Friday on one count of criminal sexual conduct involving an 18-year-old. Prosecutors say the charge stems from a Jan. 13 incident in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Grand Blanc Township apartment complex.
Grand Blanc Community Schools' Superintendent Michael Newton said in a statement that Stimac has been suspended and the charge is "very alarming."
Stimac's attorney Frank Manley tells The Flint Journal his client has "been a teacher with an outstanding record" for more than 14 years and she will "contest the allegations vigorously."
Third-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
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