Messmer H.S. teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

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Destiny High School

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Megan Garland, a science teacher at Messmer High School, is charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age. The victim, a 14-year-old Milwaukee boy, is a student at Messmer .

According to the criminal complaint, which was released on Tuesday, May 28th, a passerby saw a car moving and the windows “steamed up” in the parking lot of Destiny High School on the evening of Thursday, May 23rd. The passerby walked over and opened the car door to find Garland, 28, performing a sex act on the victim.

The witness detained Garland and the victim and then called police. The boy confirmed to police the witness’ statement.

Neither the defendant or victim are associated with Destiny High School.

In a prior statement released by Messmer on May 24th, the high school said it was “disturbed” to learn about  the alleged incident and, pending the Milwaukee Police investigation, has suspended the teacher.

If convicted of this felony, Garland could face up to a $100,000 fine, 40 years in prison or both.

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