A teacher’s job is to plan classes and educate students of different ages and skill levels. They are responsible for assigning homework, evaluating students’ performance on exams, and maintaining student records. However, the teacher in question in this story went one step further and did something that is punishable by law.
Authorities say that a middle school teacher allegedly had intercourse with a 15-year-old student at her home, and what is even more shocking to authorities is that she engaged in the acts with the student in front of her own child.
34-year-old Ellarea, a science teacher, turned herself in after allegations surfaced that she’d had se- with the teen eight or nine times last summer at her home, while her child was in the home during each encounter.
She had sent the teen an email to his school account before they switched to their personal addresses “so the school could not track” their communication, a detective stated. She sent the teen nude photos and videos, deliberately keeping her face from the camera.
She then started picking him up from his home and taking him to her residence, where they had se-. She is also accused of giving the boy a pink e-cigarette vaping device, which might have contained THC, the authorities stated.
The teen wanted to go public with their relationship at one point, but Ellarea begged him to reconsider. “[Ellarea] asked the victim not to disclose [the relationship] due to how his disclosure would affect her career and her family,” an arrest report states.
According to school officials, she was busted following a joint investigation by the police department and the Sheriff’s Office.
Schools Superintendent Scott said in a statement: “Immediately, when it was brought to our attention, we reported it to law enforcement and placed the employee on administrative leave. No one is covering anything up or sweeping anything under the rug. We are following the law; and I am unable to comment beyond this information.”
The police were made aware of the allegations in January, the same day she was placed on leave. She’s facing various charges, including indecent behavior with a juvenile, felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and 0ral se-ual battery.
She is being held without bail, according to records.