A 24-year-old teacher has handed herself into police, after allegedly falling pregnant to one of her students during a nine-month sexual relationship.
Alexandria Vera, an English teacher at Stovall Middle School in Houston, Texas, handed herself into police on Wednesday where she was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child.
The mother of one reportedly began the inappropriate relationship with the boy during summer school last year, after he requested her phone number via Instagram and invited her to spend time alone with him.
Vera told investigators that she drove to his house the following day, where they had sex for the first time.
What followed was a nine-month sexual relationship, which court documents indicate occurred with the approval of the boy's parents.
According to local news outlet KHOU, police documents allege that Vera was introduced to the boy's parents as his girlfriend and that they even told a school district investigator that they were "very supportive and excited" when they discovered she was pregnant to their son.
Vera reportedly terminated the pregnancy in February after her "relationship" with the boy was investigated by Child Protective Services.
KHOU reports that CPS has now turned their attention to the boy's parents.
The school district said in a statement that Vera was removed from her position and placed on administrative leave in April when the allegations were first raised.
"Aldine ISD Police investigated the incident and turned their findings over to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office," the statement said. "The safety and security of Aldine ISD’s students and staff remains a priority of the school district.”
Alexandria Vera remains in custody. Her bail has been set at US$ 100,000.