A 31-year-old North Attleboro teacher was fired after being charged with statutory rape for several alleged sexual encounters with a 14-year-old student.
Police say Brian McBride, a North Attleboro Middle School music teacher and guidance counselor, had sex with the girl at the school, in his car, and at his home, WCVB reported. He also allegedly sent explicit messages and videos to the girl.
The Associated Press reported that he pleaded not guilty to the charges and that the alleged victim’s father was present at the hearing but had to be removed after “an outburst.”
The WCVB report said the school responded to the charges by firing McBride immediately and asking for privacy on behalf of the girl and her family.
The incidents happened during several months last year were reported to police on Saturday.
According to a police report, McBride said he "had great feelings" for the girl, and cared more for her than he cared for his wife.
"The teacher in question has been notified of his termination. We will not tolerate egregious acts against innocent children. Our hearts go out to the families involved and ask that everyone please respect their privacy," the school said in a statement.
McBride lived with his wife and 16-month-old baby, and gave private singing lessons out of their home, CBS Boston reported.