When a 30-year-old teacher has sex with a 15-year-old student, how many years in prison does that equal to?
This is the current problem math teacher Megan Connors is facing after she allegedly had sex “multiple times” with a 15-year-old student at Turkey Creek Middle School in Plant City, Florida, The Tampa Tribune reports.
Connors was arrested at her home Friday night on charges of lewd and lascivious battery and lewd conduct. She also faces seven counts of sexual battery.
Authorities said that Connors began an inappropriate relationship with the student in January.
Their relationship quickly escalated, and Connors would use her administrative powers to remove the boy from class and have sex with him at school during school hours, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
On one occasion, police said that Connors drove the 15-year-old boy home and they had sex in his bedroom.
No other students are believed to be involved, but authorities say the investigation is ongoing.
The school issued a statement on the matter: "We are disappointed. We have so many teachers who are doing a great job. This teacher had nothing in her background that indicated any problems. It’s shocking and disappointing."
School district spokesman Stephen Hegarty told The Tampa Tribune that Connors began working at the middle school in August. The school district removed her from the classroom once school officials suspected inappropriate behavior between her and a student.
Hegarty added that the school district will ask Connors to resign or will terminate her. She could also lose her teaching certificate.
Connors is currently being held at Orient Road Jail without bond.