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Methacton Teacher Arrested for Alleged Illicit Relationship with a Student

Sean Michael McCullough is accused of having sexual relationship with one of his female students at Methacton High School.

According to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, and Lower Providence Police Chief Francis Caroll, a Methacton High School teacher has been arrested for Endagering the Welfare of Child, Corruption of Minors, Possession of Child Pornography and related offenses.

Sean Michael McCullough, a current high school English teacher at Methacton School District, allegedly promoted and maintained a sexual relationship with one of his minor female students, during the 2009 and 2010 school years.

The report states that McCullough was the female student's teacher during her freshman through senior years in high school. The sexually inappropriate relationship began during her senior year, while McCullough was her Gifted Seminar teacher.

Furthermore, the report states that McCullough's inappropriate relationship with his student included sexually explicit Facebook communications, e-mails, the exchange of nude photos, and inappropriate sexual contact.

In a statement to police, McCullough admitted to having an inappropriate sexual relationship with the victim while she was still a minor, authorities said.

District Justice Catherine Rebar will arraign the defendant at 4 p.m. this afternoon. Assistant District Attorney Samantha Cauffman is assigned to prosecute the case.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

Bob Fort August 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Maybe Risa should check into who Maura is!
missdirection1111 August 16, 2012 at 11:05 PM
What a scumbag. My niece also had this teacher for gifted. He paid way too much attention to her; even attended her graduation party and birthday party. Nothing happened because of who she is but this is the way teacher's attempt to abuse kids. They make nice with the student's family. WAY inappropriate. If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck...
EmBee August 16, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Who knew the cowardly lion was a prevert!!!
maura August 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Im so tired of you liberals. I hate obama. I also hate GDI's
missdirection1111 August 17, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Who r u talking to? R u a student or parent?
maura August 17, 2012 at 12:47 AM
I am talking to all of you. I collect garbage out of dumpsters and make sculptures out of them.
Voiceforjustice August 17, 2012 at 12:57 AM
missdirection1111 - not all teachers who get to know the families of their students, and foster familial relationships are abusers, but yes parents need to be vigilant. Pedaphiles do groom their victims and their families. Broad bush strokes to paint an entire profession are just misguided and unfair. We need far harsher penalties than exist. We need institutions to face these problems and not cover them up and relocate the offender. Its happened before in MHS. believe me. At least someone somehow outed guy and I hope he is severely punished, stripped if his certification and loses every cent of his pention. Go get him Riza!
Gerry Dungan (Editor) August 17, 2012 at 02:04 AM
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Jordan Greenberg August 17, 2012 at 05:46 AM
I'm absolutely shocked! I had him for 9th + 10th grade English. When he first began teaching at Methacton. Scary how you don't expect these things.
fayehanna August 17, 2012 at 06:04 AM
Whoa whoa, not every teacher who comes to a birthday or graduation party is a pervert. Almost every one of my teachers came to my (and many other students') graduation parties. Two of my teachers also came to my birthday party. That is way too broad of a generalization and sounds like Fox fear mongering to me.
Roy Martin August 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM
I'm tired of reading about teachers like this! What the hell am I paying 4 thousand dollars in stinkin' school taxes for? Teachers like this? Or all the "administrators" who don't do anything all day? All us homeowners are GETTING RIPPED OFF!!!!!!
Joe The Nerd Ferraro August 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM
maybe if the school district had paid a little more to keep some senior teachers in the system this would have been prevented. you are one of the idiots who want to pay nothing and get something in return.
Voiceforjustice August 17, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I agree Joe. They no longer value experience or integrity, values and common sense. It's all about money. Our children's educations amd futures have been coopted by the bottom line and bogus initiatives like np child left behind. Really sad.
j123 August 17, 2012 at 04:55 PM
After actually going through the Methacton school system, I think I got a fucking great education. So what, you might get things like this once in a while... it'll happen anywhere. I know that compared to other students at my university, my high school taught me well and if you want to pay less in taxes, then go fuck yourself. Wanting to consign students to some innercity academic environment is selfish and backwards.
Marie August 17, 2012 at 05:55 PM
My son had him for the first two years of high school. He was teaching a gifted seminar class. I had a couple of one on one meetings with him and all he talked about was himself. I was very turned off by his attitude and found him to be very full of himself. I did not let my son take his class after the second year because I felt he was wasting his time......It's a shame because both of my children received a wonderful education at Methacton. He will pay for this for sure and hopefully this young girl will be ok. I'm hoping her parents are ok! I think I would want to cut his.......off!
tmmm August 17, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I recently graduated Methacton and recieved a GREAT education, even had this teacher & knew the girl. While I am completely shocked and disgusted it doesn't reflect the other teachers, students, or staff of our district. Methacton was always really strict about teacher/student relationships I'm blown away that they hid this for so long. Don't judge our school district on him. If you don't want to pay $4,000 in school taxes, move away to lower income area/ smaller house. It's not the school districts or the tax money's fault that HE did this.
LillyRose August 17, 2012 at 10:09 PM
I'm in shock to be honest. I know him outside of school. I never suspected this. I'm sorry for everyone involved except him. I work for another district in the area and we have had this happen also. It's not just Methacton.
missdirection1111 August 17, 2012 at 10:48 PM
I pay over $6000 in school taxes. I'm on the school board, I'm very involved with my children's education. As a young student, I too enjoyed close relationships with my teachers & several of those I keep lin touch with. To Ms Maura, I'm not completely clear what your dumpster diving has to do with this serious subject, however, good for you that you create! I do not watch Fox news, EVER. LASTLY, I agree that fostering relationships with teachers is not necessarily a negative thing, I appreciate the teachers who go above & beyond. The key statement in my original post was that this year paid WAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO MY NIECE. There is a balance that teachers need to carefully strike; many of my extr need family & friends are teachers, husband a college professor. They are trained & taught codes of ethics & behaviors. And when in doubt, they always have another teacher, or parent in the same room. We will never be able to weed these pedophiles out of the system entirely but. there are signs to look out for. When in doubt be vigilant & speak to your kids, often. Methacton has a terrific reputation, this can & does happen everywhere.
missdirection1111 August 17, 2012 at 11:07 PM
I pay over $6000 in school taxes. I've served on the school board, I'm very involved with my children's education. As a young student, I too enjoyed close relationships with my teachers & several of those I keep In touch with. To Ms Maura, I'm not completely clear what your dumpster diving has to do with this serious subject, however, good for you that you CREATE! LASTLY, I agree that fostering relationships with teachers is not necessarily a negative thing, I appreciate the teachers who go above & beyond. The key statement in my original post was that this year paid WAY TOO MUCH ATTENTION TO MY NIECE. There is a balance that teachers need to carefully strike; many of my extended family & friends are teachers; husband a college professor. They are trained & taught codes of ethics & behaviors. And when in doubt, they always have another teacher, or parent in the same room. We will never be able to weed these pedophiles out of the system entirely but. there are signs to look out for. When in doubt be vigilant & speak to your kids, often. Methacton has a terrific reputation, this can & does happen everywhere.
Patrick Bateman August 18, 2012 at 05:14 AM
HAHAHAHAH Mr. McCullough, how does it feel to see your face plastered everywhere like this? What a joke of a person you are. Piece of trash. Nobody respects you and you are now a joke. How does it feel? You are truly a disgrace and a screw-up. Have fun getting your life together loser.
Patrick Bateman August 18, 2012 at 05:15 AM
HAHAHAHAH Mr. McCullough, how does it feel to see your face plastered everywhere like this? What a joke of a person you are. Piece of trash. Nobody respects you and you are now a joke. How does it feel? You are truly a disgrace and a screw-up. Have fun getting your life together loser. You are nothing.
Joe The Nerd Ferraro August 20, 2012 at 04:47 PM
you are on the school board? why not Id yourself correctly?
Dave M August 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM
We also had a 1-on-1 meeting with him, when he referred to the fact that there were many "SPA girls" at Methacton. SPA = Smart, Pretty and Athletic. That comment seems a whole lot creepier now than it did then...
Dwaltrip August 22, 2012 at 04:28 PM
To j123 - I'd question your so called "Great Education" from Methacton if you have to use the "F Bomb" twice in such a short paragraph - guess you missed the English classes.
Jay Hammond January 22, 2013 at 04:15 PM
what a complete scumbag! How does our judical system give him only 3-23 months, they are a disgrace! I don't care if she says she loved him, he as an adult and teacher should have morals and common sense that is a no no. I hope he rots in jail during his time here and bubba runs into him. Have fun in jail you scumbag.
Sue January 23, 2013 at 01:05 PM
I believe that the teachers are learning misconduct from the Superintendant! At least we aren't paying for this idiots misconduct as we are for the supers!

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