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A substitute math teacher has been arrested for allegedly running a “fight club” inside his classroom. According to WFSB Ryan Fish, 23, was charged with four counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of injury to a minor, and one count of second-degree breach of peace in relation to the incidents that occurred at Montville High School in Montville, CT.

WSFB reports that police had been investigating Fish since last December in response to the alleged classroom fights that happened in October, 2017. Four victims, between ages 14 and 16, have spoken to police about those incidents, some of which were recorded on mobile devices and shared on social media.

In an arrest warrant police state, after receiving information from a social worker, they discovered the occurrence of “several organized fighting incidents” at Montville HS and that video footage revealed Fish to be “actively encouraging the students to engage in the fighting behavior.”

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Court documents state Zamora had sex with her student on three occasions and performed oral sex in the classroom and in her car between February 1 and March 1

Police say a parent found text messages between Zamora and the male student, indicating sexual activity both on and off campus.

“He said that it started in a classroom chat group where she would talk to him, and then flirted with him, and it just progressed from there,” said the boy’s stepmom.

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AKRON, Ohio – A former Buchtel High School teacher is accused of engaging in a three-year sexual affair with a teenage boy she met when she was his eighth grade English teacher.

Laura Lynn Cross, 36, was indicted on three counts of sexual battery over a period beginning on August 1, 2013, through September 6, 2016.

The teen’s father says he first raised concerns to both a Buchtel High School official and Tallmadge Police as early as 2012 when his son was a freshman–but no charges were filed.

Cross resigned her teaching position in January 2015.

“First of all, she’s a schoolteacher,” said the teen’s father. “To get aroused by a child basically you have to be a sick individual.”

Even more disturbing, Cross convinced the teen’s mother–who had custody–to allow the teen to move in with her in her Tallmadge home through a court-approved “partial parental custody” arrangement.

Cross convinced the teen’s mother that she could continue to “mentor” him.

Charges were filed only last week after police learned that Cross and the teen had a child together in 2015 that was kept secret until a tipster called the teen’s father and broke the news.

An Akron School System spokesperson said the district was unaware of the case until our investigation alerted them but said it is now “doing our own internal investigation going back to 2012 to determine what exactly happened and when it happened”

“It was a straight failure from the system,” said the teen’s father. “From the school and definitely from the police.”

Cross is currently being held in the Summit County Jail under $100,000 bond.

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (KSAZ) – Goodyear police arrested a female teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student at Las Brisas Academy.

Authorities say the relationship was reported to them on March 21 by the school’s principal.

“The allegations were brought to the principal by the parent of the victim who found text messages between the sixth-grade teacher and her 13-year-old male student indicating sexual activity both on and off campus,” stated Lisa Kutis of the Goodyear Police Department.

The parents were reportedly alerted by an app they had to monitor their son’s phone, which caught on to the sexually suggestive language.

Brittany Zamora, 27, was taken into custody without incident on Thursday morning at her home. As of Thursday night, Zamora is in jail. She had only worked for a year at Las Brisas Academy, which is located near 183rd Avenue and Broadway Road.

Zamora was reportedly married.

Parents, meanwhile, say they knew Zamora as a wife, a teacher of the year, and trusted, with some saying she was the most sough-out teacher to have in sixth grade.

“Very sad to have this hit so close to home,” said Ashley Goodman, who knew Zamora.

Some students said Zamora’s interactions with the student she is accused of having sexual relations with were sometimes questionable.

“We all had suspicions, because they were really close,” said one female student. “I hoped it was just rumors going around school.”

Zamora faces charges of molestation of a child, furnishing harmful material, and sexual conduct with a minor.

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An assistant soccer coach at Vernon Hills High School was charged Friday with criminal sexual assault in relation to at least 12 encounters with two male students, according to Vernon Hills police.

Cori Beard, 28, of the 300 block of Farmington Lane, Vernon Hills, was taken into custody for questioning Thursday evening shortly after a parent contacted a school employee, who then contacted police, said Vernon Hills Police Chief Patrick Kreis.

A third student has been identified but is not part of Friday’s charges, Kreis said. Police believe there could be other victims and Kreis encourages parents and students to contact the police department or a school official.

“The investigation is still ongoing and fluid, and when it involves juvenile victims we deal with things in the most sensitive ways possible,” Kreis said. “If people have a hesitancy to contact the police department, we encourage them to go to a teacher or counselor or some other third party. They should talk to someone.”

Police do not believe the 12 acts occurred on school property, Kreis said.

A third student has been identified but is not part of Friday’s charges, Kreis said. Police believe there could be other victims and Kreis encourages parents and students to contact the police department or a school official.

“The investigation is still ongoing and fluid, and when it involves juvenile victims we deal with things in the most sensitive ways possible,” Kreis said. “If people have hesitancy to contact the police department, we encourage them to go to a teacher or counselor or some other third party. They should talk to someone.”

Police do not believe the 12 acts occurred on school property, Kreis said.

“Elements of these offenses include the fact that she was in a position of trust at the school, and there are high standards that come with that trust,” Kreis said.

The sexual acts took place between December 2016 and February 2018 and some occurred while one or both students were under the age of 17, according to Kreis.

The Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center assisted in interviewing the students, Kreis said.

Beard has been an assistant coach for both the boys and girls soccer teams since 2013, according to a statement from High School District 128.

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WEST CHESTER — A former Owen J. Roberts High School teacher pleaded guilty Monday in Chester County Court to having sexual relations with a 16-year-old male student.

Melissa Ann Bonkoski, 38, who was a science teacher and softball coach, pleaded guilty before Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft to charges of institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corrupting minors.

“Do you agree that you engaged in sex with a 16-year-old?” Wheatcraft asked the defendant.

“Yes,” Bonkoski responded.

Authorities did not identify the student.

Investigators said Bonkoski of Stowe began the relationship with the freshman in March 2016 by communicating by text messages, and by December 2016, she lured the teen into having sex in her home. Bonkoski resigned after criminal charges were filed in August.

She remains free on bail but faces a nine-to-36-month prison term, according to state sentencing guidelines. Sentencing will be scheduled in three months, following an evaluation by the state Sexual Offenders Assessment Board.

Chester County Assistant District Attorney Emily Ruth Provencher said Bonkoski faces a mandatory requirement of 25 years to report her residence to state police in accordance with state law.

Provencher said the student told county detectives that he did not want to have a relationship with the teacher, but she forced it. During a July 21 interview with detectives, the student said he was upset because he cheated on his girlfriend by having sex with the teacher.

Bonkoski is being represented by Matthew Sedacca, an attorney for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the union representing teachers.

According to Provencher and county and state police reports:

Bonkoski started communicating with the student and his mother by talking on the telephone about the student’s schoolwork. In March 2016, Bonkoski started sending flirtatious text messages to the student using a “burner phone,” which is a disposable cellphone. The teacher said that she did not think that the phone would provide a record of the conversations. Bonkoski gave the student rides home and she kissed him.

“The victim wanted the teacher to stop,” Provencher said. “He was worried if he stopped kissing the teacher she would not give him rides home anymore.”

By December 2016, the teacher lured the victim to have sex with her in her home.

When charges were filed in August, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said: “Rule No. 1. If you are a teacher or a coach: Do not have sex with a student.”

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A 14-year-old boy told police in Florida that he had a sexual relationship with his eighth grade science teacher. On February 28, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying that Stephanie Peterson, 26, had been arrested and accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student going back to November 2017. During their relationship, the boy told police that Peterson would pick him up at his home at around 11 p.m. and bring him back at around 1 or 2 a.m. The press release says that the alleged abuse began when Peterson sent the victim nude photos.

The student was first interviewed by officers on February 27 after he told his parents about the abuse, the day before Peterson’s arrest. Peterson resigned from her job on February 26. In addition, according to the sheriff’s statement, Peterson is also accused of buying the child marijuana and bowls to smoke it. The victim’s grades suffered during the abuse and Peterson told the teen that he couldn’t tell anyone or they would get in trouble, according to the sheriff’s statement. When Peterson was arrested, she was held on a $25,000 bond.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Peterson married firefighter Brandon Ferri in New Smyrna Beach on December 5, 2015. A News-Journal article on Peterson’s February 2018 arrest says that she is being represented in her divorce from Ferri by her father, attorney Philip Peterson. The divorce application was filed on February 12.

According to Brandon Ferri’s now-deleted Facebook page, he is a firefighter and EMT with the Deland Fire Department. In addition, Ferri also runs fishing expeditions in New Smyrna Beach. That page says that Ferri has lived in the area his whole life and “has operated his own boat on Mosquito Lagoon since the age of 15.” Ferri has not commented on his estranged wife’s arrest.

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It seems everyone in that classroom recording including the teacher have forgotten the first rule of fight club.

A high school teacher in Texas has been suspended after recording a fight between students instead of stopping it.

The teacher from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, is on administrative leave after a video surfaced of him recording a school fight, according to the school district.

The video shows two unidentified students fighting while the male teacher stands back and films the interaction on his phone.

The incident was reported to the school district on Wednesday and the teacher was put on leave until officials could investigate the matter.

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested a local middle school teacher and coach who they say was having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Crystal Nicole Rodriguez, 29, was taken into custody on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student.

Officials with the San Antonio Independent School District confirmed that Rodriguez worked as a special education teacher at Page Middle School.

Spokeswoman Leslie Price told KSAT 12 News that Rodriguez had been hired as a brand new teacher and was in her second year at the school.

Price said Rodriguez also worked as a coach with the girls’ basketball, soccer, volleyball and track teams at the school.

She also confirmed that the teen is a former Page Middle School student.

Because of the age of the girl, police are releasing very few details about the case.

A preliminary police report says officers found Rodriguez and the 15 year old at a hotel.

It says when they questioned Rodriguez, she “admitted to having a sexual relationship” with the teen.

Police did not disclose the location of the hotel where they said the two were found.

Price said because Monday was a holiday, school officials just began notifying parents Tuesday about the arrest.

In a written statement, she said that SAISD officials also would be notifying the state Board of Education about Rodriguez’s arrest.

“We are working to gather information to ensure we have full knowledge of what has occurred,” the statement continued.

Jail records show Rodriguez posted a $20,000 bond and was released from custody Sunday.

Price said the suspect was expected to meet with SAISD’s human resources department at some point Tuesday.

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A Greenville County teacher and track coach at Greer High School has been charged after she was found partially undressed in an SUV with a student, according to Ryan Flood, with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Elizabeth Heaton Taylor is charged with two counts of sexual battery with a student between 16 and 17 years old and giving false information to police.

Flood said that on Thursday at about 6:30 p.m., deputies found an SUV parked suspiciously on Holland Road in Simpsonville.

He said Taylor and a student were found inside the SUV and Taylor was partially undressed.

Flood said Taylor gave deputies a false name during the investigation.

He said investigators learned that between Jan. 1 and Thursday, Taylor engaged in sexual acts with the student on at least two separate occasions.

Taylor is in jail on a $10,250 bond.

Taylor was a biology teacher and track coach at Greer High School, according to Greenville County Schools spokeswoman Beth Brotherton. Brotherton said Taylor is no longer employed with Greenville County Schools.

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A Mountain View High School teacher faces felony charges after she allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old male student, according to court documents.

Rebecca Mason-Cales, 26, of Boise, is charged with six counts of sexual battery of a child.

The German and history teacher allegedly had sexual intercourse with a student at least six separate times in September and November of 2017, Ada County prosecutors alleged during Mason-Cales’ arraignment Wednesday afternoon. The woman’s lawyer said the sexual contact ended in November, though Mason-Cales allegedly stayed in contact with the student, sending “graphic images as recently as Feb. 12,” prosecutors said.

Judge Daniel L. Steckel set Mason-Cales’ bond at $20,000 during the arraignment. She has a preliminary hearing set for March 7.

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A 37-year-old mother of two Texas high school teacher and football coach’s wife is accused of engaging in an improper relationship with a 15-year-old student, police say.

Jamie Lynn Goforth, a teacher at Caldwell High School, turned herself in to the Burleson County Sheriff on Sunday on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student, which is a second-degree felony, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The sheriff’s office said that a warrant was issued for Goforth’s arrest on February 9, but when deputies went to locate her, they learned she had left the county. Goforth then surrendered Sunday afternoon at the Burleson County Jail, and she remained in custody Sunday night, records showed.

According to the sheriff’s office, school officials notified them of the alleged improper behavior on February 2 and an “investigation began immediately.” The sheriff’s office said that investigators found the teacher had been involved in the “relationship” with the teen since October 2017.

“The sheriff’s office is cooperating fully with Caldwell ISD and is continuing their investigation of this incident,” the press release said.

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Tayler Boncal, 22, of Beacon Falls, was charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault.

Police said their investigation began on Jan. 12 when they learned that she had the relationship with a male student from Conard High School.

She was employed by the district as a student teacher and assistant track coach at Conard at the time and living in New Britain during their relationship.

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A booze-loving Bronx high school teacher accused of performing oral sex on a 14-year-old student denied the charges Saturday.

Dori Myers, 29, was released without bail after pleading not guilty to a single count each of criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child.

Myers, a teacher at the New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, was hit with a 30-day order of protection requiring her to steer clear of the victim.

Manhattan prosecutors say Myers — who posted a photo of herself on social media wearing a white tank top with the phrase “Whisky makes me frisky” — abused the student on Nov. 1.

Myers, 29, a social studies teacher at The New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, was busted Friday night and charged with criminal sexual act in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Prosecutors initially requested a $50,000 bail and said Myers “abused her position as a trusted authority figure,” but Judge Laura Drager eventually released the teacher on her own recognizance.

Cops got word of the incident after the boy, believed to be Myers’ student, told a classmate. The classmate then notified a school administrator, according to police.

The alleged assault took place in Upper Manhattan on Nov. 1, according to a criminal complaint.

Myers who lives in Rockland County where her husband is a sheriff’s deputy, denied the allegations, said lawyer, Andrew Stoll.

Stoll noted the teacher had started a track team at the Bronx school, where she had worked since 2014.

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A number of lawsuits have been filed against a middle school teacher from Missouri after she allegedly had sex at the school with three teenage boys.

Amanda Schweitzer, 37, a former North Middle School teacher is being sued alongside the Joplin School District.

Schweitzer was charged with child kidnapping, first-degree statutory rape and first-degree statutory sodomy in two counties in April 2017.

In both lawsuits, three students are mentioned as having received various unwanted sexual advances from Schweitzer.

In a second suit against the school district, it’s alleged Schweitzer began ‘grooming’ the three underage male students in early 2017.

She is alleged to have sent them suggestive and sexual texts and social media messages.

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GOODING, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) A Gooding High School employee faces felony sexual battery charges of a child aged 16 to 17 years of age.

Police arrested Ann Kuroki, 26, on Friday night. They began investigating the relationship on Wednesday after they received news that Kuroki could be having a relationship with a male student.

Gooding police called Kuroki a teacher, but the school district said she was classified as an “at will” employee.

The Gooding Police Chief, Dave Fisher, said the school district terminated Kuroki’s employment on Thursday morning. He says they are conducting their own internal investigation.

A school board agenda for Tuesday lists Ann Kuroki’s termination as an agenda item.

She is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

According to a school board agenda from October, Kuroki was hired as a boys JV basketball coach.

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The woman, Andrea Nicole Baber, 29, was arrested by deputies on Friday at her home, which has a Cottage Grove postal code but is located near Curtin in Douglas County.

According to deputies, Baber allegedly began a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student in 2016, which continued “on a regular basis.” Deputies said Baber also provided the minor with marijuana and alcohol, according to court documents.

The relationship was first reported to law enforcement last week after the boy’s father received an anonymous email asking whether he knew his teenage son was in a sexual relationship with Baber, according to court documents. Attached to the email were several photos of Baber and the boy in bed together.

According to court documents, Baber and the teenager were caught in bed by Baber’s husband on Dec. 5.

Authorities interviewed the teen, who told deputies that he and Baber had been in a relationship since 2016, when the boy was 15.

According to the affidavit, the boy told deputies that their relationship started with flirting at school, kissing at the movies and eventually progressed to sexual acts. He estimated having sex with his teacher once or twice a week at her residence on Territorial Highway, the affidavit states. He also told deputies that Baber occasionally gave him marijuana and alcohol.

During the investigation, authorities discovered that Baber’s husband recently made a report with Child Protective Services after he caught his wife and the teen in the Baber home, partially unclothed, according to the affidavit.

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DAYTON, Ohio A former teacher at Miamisburg Middle School has been charged in Montgomery County with having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

Jessica S. Langford, 32, of Centerville has been indicted on three counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor and three counts of Sexual Battery as a teacher. Authorities say the alleged inappropriate sexual conduct took place during the last week of school, May 23, 2017. The victim told authorities about it and that’s when the investigation began.

Miamisburg City Schools Superintendent Dr. David Vail sent the following statement to FOX 45

Langford is set to be arraigned on Tuesday, November 28 at 8:30.

“Far too often we are hearing of people in trusting positions abusing their power,” Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said, “This teacher violated her position of trust and authority by engaging in a relationship and abusing a minor student.”

Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz explains the theories behind female teacher sex crimes from all perspectives: the perpetrator, the victim, and the public

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KETTERING — The Kettering substitute teacher charged with allegedly having sex with two students and sending nude photos to one of them has been indicted.

Madeline Marx, 23, of Brookville, was indicted on two counts of sexual battery and is due in court on Nov. 30, according to court records.

Marx was removed from Fairmont’s building Nov. 8 by police. Marx admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple students, according to court documents.

An affidavit said Marx also confessed to sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram.

A prosecutor’s office press release indicated Marx also substitute taught in Oakwood. School officials in Oakwood sent parents a letter saying that they did not know of any victims in their school district.

State records indicated Marx has a four-year teaching license as a K-12 education intervention specialist.

Marx graduated in 2012 from Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in education, according to CJ and UD officials.

According to her UD transcript included in her personnel file, Marx withdrew from a fall 2013 class on sexual ethics.

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A former middle school teacher and married mother-of-one from Texas has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male high school student whom she met at church.

Nicole Marie Faires-Andrews, 31, was taken into custody on Tuesday and booked into the Williamson County Jail on felony counts of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between educator and student.

The sexual assault charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.