Preston, 27, is accused of engaging in consensual sex with three students between September 1 and December 31, the TV station reported. She's slated to appear in court October 4.
In May, the school board voted against renewing Preston's contract. Preston was a third-year psychology and world geography instructor and cheerleading coach. The board cited a violation of district policy forbidding inappropriate behavior with students as a reason for her dismissal.
Preston had been on administrative leave since March 7 after school officials received a report that Preston was allegedly carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a student.
The same day that her suspension was announced, Preston was involved in a car wreck in Miami County. Her 2011 Chevy Equinox went off a ledge at 247th and Flint and landed in a creek embankment. She was airlifted to a local hospital.
Preston's bio on the Shawnee Mission West website has since been removed, but it used to read:
My name is Michelle Preston and this is my third year teaching Psychology I, AP Psychology, and World Geography at Shawnee Mission West.
I grew up in Lansing, KS and graduated from Lansing High School. I have a bachelor's degree in History and Secondary Education from Baker University. I will complete my master's degree in Education from Baker this spring. I have also added a Psychology certification through Emporia State University.
I live in Lenexa with my husband, Travis (a 2002 SMW graduate), and our pets: a greyhound named Gibson and a cat named Slugger.
I love teaching at West as well as coaching Freshman Cheer!
If this is true, I feel sorry for her husband.