Florida Fourth-Grade Teacher Found In Bathroom With Teen Boy

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A Florida fourth-grade teacher was arrested after she was discovered locked in a recreation center bathroom with a teen.

Lesley R. Brown, 45, told police Monday that nothing had happened in the bathroom. She said the 17-year-old is her workout partner and spotter and that they locked the door to the unisex bathroom because they heard voices outside and did not want to appear as if they were doing something illegal inside, according to a police report.

Largo police later charged Brown with two felony counts for allegedly sending nude photos and lewd texts to the teen.

She was booked into Pinellas County Jail and received a trespass warning from the rec center.

Brown is a teacher at Fuguitt Elementary School.

Pinellas County Schools says it is investigating the teacher following her arrest.

“Ms. Brown has been employed by the Pinellas County School District for six years and has no prior discipline record,” the district said in a statement. “The alleged incident involving Ms. Brown did not occur on Pinellas County Schools property and did not involve one of her students. Details surrounding Ms. Brown's arrest are being handled by the Largo Police Department.”

Sources: WTSP, Florida Times-Union