Married middle school teacher arrested for having sex with 14-year-old student
A married middle school teacher was arrested for having sex with a 14-year-old student who told detectives she gave him marijuana and sent him nude photos on social media.
Stephanie Peterson, a former science teacher at the New Smyrna Beach Middle School in Florida, is accused of having a sexual relationship with her former 7th grade student — even after his parents confronted her about it.
Peterson, 26, would pick the boy up from home while her husband was at work, and drop him off a few hours later, according to the arrest report cited by WKMG.
Peterson, who warned the boy about keeping their relationship secret, also bought him marijuana and a pipe to smoke out of, he told police.
She also send him nude photos on Snapchat and Instagram with her face clearly visible, allowing police to identify her when the teen’s parents went to the police.
The boy broke down crying one day and told his mom about the sexual relationship, which began around November, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
His parents confronted Peterson about breaking it off, according to Sheriff Mike Chitwood. When the teacher resumed her relationship with the teen in January, the parents reported her to the police.