SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — A former Lee County teacher was arrested on Thursday for sex offenses with minors, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

On Nov. 2, the sheriff’s office received a report regarding an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student at San-Lee Middle School.

After investigating, the teacher was identified as 32-year-old Andrew Braxton Allen. Deputies said Allen had several inappropriate relationships with numerous students throughout his tenure from 2012 to 2022 at the middle school.

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On Monday, a grand-jury indictment was issued against Allen for statutory sex offense with a child by an adult, indecent liberties with a child, and sexual activity with a student.

On Thursday, Allen was arrested by the sheriff’s office on the charges.

He initially received a $250,000 secured bond. Deputies said Allen is being transferred from the Lee County Jail to Central Prison in Raleigh.

Allen’s bond has since been modified to a $2,000,000 secured bond.

He is expected to return to a Lee County courtroom in January.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is requesting that any parents that had students that were taught by Allen during his tenure at the middle school to speak with their child or children about any possible inappropriate conduct.

If it is found or even suspected that your child may have been a victim, please contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 919-775-5531.