A male instructor at First State Military Academy in Clayton was fired last week after he was charged with unlawful sexual contact with a female student.

A male instructor at First State Military Academy in Clayton was fired last week after he was charged with unlawful sexual contact with a female student.

Troy T. McQueen, 40, of Smyrna, was charged in the case, according to police officer Michael Hibbert, the school resource officer at First State Military Academy.

McQueen was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with three counts of unlawful sexual contact with a female student.

First State Military Academy Commandant Patrick R. Gallucci emailed this statement below about the instructor to the Sun-Times. The statement was also posted on the academy's website.

"First State Military Academy dismissed one of its Marine JROTC Instructors for allegations of misconduct with a cadet," Gallucci wrote. "First State Military Academy became aware of these allegations earlier today (8 Feb 2018), and immediately started an investigation and alerted local law enforcement authorities. As a result of that investigation, the instructor was removed from the campus, and FSMA dismissed the instructor. So as not to jeopardize the on-going criminal investigation, we need to refer questions to the proper law enforcement authorities."

McQueen was released on $3,000 unsecured bond while awaiting a preliminary hearing at Kent County Court of Common Pleas in Dover, said Hibbert.