Though it is not uncommon in many schools in the United States for female teachers to have an interest in their students and that is another case with Brittany Lopez-Murray, a 31 year old teacher at Hialeah Middle who has been arrested for forcefully having sex with a 14-year-old student in her car multiple time in Miami.
The teacher has confessed to have slept with the male student for two months after she confessed her "feelings toward" him over the phone in August.
Britanny got arrested on Saturday, October 2, and later charged with lewd and lascivious battery, molestation, and engaging in a sexual act with a child, reports the Miami Herald.
The accused teacher has taught students at the school for four years and was hailed "rookie teacher of the year" in 2017.
According to local media, the teacher was exposed after the student’s sister-in-law discovered explicit texts and photos between him and the teacher.
It was also reported that the boy's father came across nude photos of the teacher on his son's phone.
Lopez-Murray and the boy, who is now in high school, exchanged texts detailing "how much they enjoyed the sex with each other," the report said.
It is alleged that she would sometimes pick him up from basketball practice and then the two would engage in sexual acts in her car.
Her lawyers, Landon Ray and Jeff Chukwuma, hadn’t seen her arrest report as of Monday night, October 4.
Landon Ray said: "She is presumed innocent until proven guilty. We hope everyone is patient, doesn’t rush to judgment and respects the family’s privacy."
The Miami-Dade school district issued a statement in the Miami Herald, which said that they were "saddened and disappointed" over the allegations.