In her car, a Florida theatre teacher is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student.
A Florida middle school theatre teacher was arrested Monday for reportedly having sex with a former pupil in her car on many occasions, according to a report.
Brittiny Lopez-Murray, 31, and the 14-year-old student allegedly began texting about “her sentiments toward” him in August, according to a police report obtained by the Miami Herald.
Lopez-Murray and the youngster, who is now in high school, exchanged texts expressing how much they enjoyed having sex with one another, the report stated.
According to the complaint, the teacher would occasionally pick him up after basketball practice and the two would then reportedly engage in sexual acts in her car.
Lopez-Murray has been teaching at Hialeah Middle School for four years and was selected the 2017 “rookie teacher of the year.”
According to the Miami Herald, the Miami-Dade school district has informed Lopez-Murray that she will be fired as a result of her arrest.
“All workers receive training and are expected to follow the District’s policy on Standards of Ethical Conduct. It is sad that, despite our efforts, some individuals behave in ways that are inconsistent with the behavior required of them,” the district stated.
Lopez-Murray was charged with lewd and lascivious battery, molestation, and sexually assaulting a child.
Landon Ray, one of the teacher’s attorneys, stated that his client is “presumed innocent unless proven guilty.”
“We hope everyone is patient, refrains from passing judgment, and respects the family’s privacy,” the attorney stated.