A Texas middle school teacher accused of sexually abusing a student has turned herself into authorities.
Alexandria Vera was an English teacher at Aldine ISD’s Stovall Middle School who reportedly fell in love with one of the students in her 8th grade English class last summer — and even got pregnant with his child.
According to reports, Vera met the 13-year-old boy in summer school, and a sexual relationship developed sometime after.
The 24-year-old educator claims that she and the young teen are in love, and has been introduced to his family as his girlfriend.
But while the boy’s parents might be embracing some kind of unconventional love story, other parents were rightfully shocked at the teacher’s behavior. Mary Claycomb, one of the parents at the middle school, said:
“I have chills just because of this — just think that the teacher would even do something like this.”
This news apparently didn’t come as a surprise to the students in the school, a lot of whom had witnessed suspicious behavior between the two. One student said:
“He like grabbed her butt, and everybody saw it. And then they were talking about it.”
Court documents allege Vera became pregnant with the boy’s baby in January, and his family was supportive about it.
But after Child Protective Services paid the school an unexpected visit in February, Vera and the boy were questioned about their relationship — that’s when she reportedly got nervous and terminated the pregnancy.
Now, Vera is put on administrative leave from the school and is being charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child. Read the school district’s statement (below):
“Aldine ISD has been made aware that charges have been filed against a former Stovall Middle School teacher involved in inappropriate behavior with a male student. When the allegation was made in April, the teacher was immediately removed from the school and placed on administrative leave. Aldine ISD Police investigated the incident and turned their findings over to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The safety and security of Aldine ISD’s students and staff remains a priority of the school district.”
How do these people become teachers in the first place??
We hope Vera realizes the error of her ways — and faces the appropriate consequences regardless.