October 24, 2013 11:34 am -

The northwest Alabama teacher, Travis Lechien, also plied them with alcohol.

The 31-year-old had been suspended without pay from his job as a chemistry teacher at Hanover Central High School since Sept. 10. He was a teacher at the school for 10 years…

Court documents said Lechien allowed the students to drink beer and other alcoholic beverages at his home and took some of them to a strip club in Hammond to celebrate a student’s birthday.

An affidavit states Lechien and the students were pulled over on their way home from the strip club after Lechien, who was driving at the time, was speeding, according to public information officer Patti Van Til with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.

The affidavit also states several students, some 18 and others younger, said they often “hung out” at Lechien’s house and sometimes drank beer and hard liquor as well as used flavored tobacco from a hookah the students said belonged to the teacher.