Former Teacher's Aid & Teacher from a Schenectady School Arrested

Photos: Schenectady Police | Alexandra Culhane (left) | Ryan Johnson (right)

A former teacher and a former teacher’s aide who both previously worked at the School at Northeast, a special education school in Schenectady that serves children from grades 6 to 12, have been arrested.

24-year-old Alexandra Culhane of Scotia was a teacher's aide; she's accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student last year.

45-year-old Ryan Johnson of Saratoga, a former teacher, is accused of grabbing a student by the neck and then forcing the student against the wall and onto the floor.

That incident allegedly happened on March 16th of this year.

Culhane, faces one count each of third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act, felonies.

Ryan Johnson faces endangering the welfare of a child and third-degree attempted assault, misdemeanors, along with violation harassment.

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