This week’s female English teacher busted for having a months-long romance with a 13-year-old male student — and allegedly getting pregnant with his baby and then having an abortion — is Alexandria Vera.
Vera, 24, is a teacher at Thomas J. Stovall Middle School in Houston, Texas.
The eighth-grade English teacher and her male student began their courtship last year during summer school with some flirting, a bit of texting and the requisite exchange of digits, reports Houston television station KIAH-TV.
In September, according to court documents, the unidentified 13-year-old male student asked Vera if they could spend some quality time together off campus.
Vera obliged, according to investigating officer J. Gonzalez. She drove to the student’s house and picked him up. They cruised around town. They made out.
The following day, Gonzalez’s probable cause document explains, Vera returned to the student’s house. His parents were gone. And so the pair had sex for the first time.
The sex continued — “on almost a daily basis at her home,” the court document says — from mid-September until January of this year.
In October, the student’s parents attended an open house at Stovall Middle School. They met Vera.
Next, the probable cause document states, Vera headed over to the student’s house and announced to his parents that she was his girlfriend.
According to the probable cause document, the parents were “accepting of their relationship” and invited the teacher over to the house for “family gatherings.” They also allegedly approved of his daily ventures to her quaint suburban home, where, police say, he would frequently spend the night.
In January, Vera, who is already the mother of one child, allegedly became pregnant. She allegedly told the 13-year-old student’s family about the bundle of joy.
The family was “very supportive and excited about the baby,” according to the probable cause document.
Vera ended up having an abortion, the document says, after officials with Houston’s Child Protective Services showed up at Stovall Middle School to investigate allegations of her relationship with the 13-year-old male student.
According to Houston NBC affiliate KPRC-TV, Vera has admitted to investigators that she had engaged in the torrid, months-long affair with the student.
However, Vera also denied that she had months of sex with the student at one point in the investigation.
The teacher faces a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Local police have not been able to arrest Vera, however, because they have not been able to find her. She appears to be on the lam. (It’s not clear when she made her escape.)
Local parents expressed outrage.
“Horrible for any father or any family member going through this situation,” Gerson Bonilla, a father in the area, told KPRC-TV.
“When you send your kid to the school you think everything will be safe for them and everything,” Bonilla added.
The local school district has issued a statement.
“Aldine ISD has been made aware that charges have been filed against a former Stovall Middle School teacher involved in inappropriate behavior with a male student,” the statement, obtained by Houston ABC affiliate KTRK-TV, reads. “When the allegation was made in April, the teacher was immediately removed from the school and placed on administrative leave.”
It’s not clear if Vera remains on administrative leave, or if the leave is paid.
“The safety and security of Aldine ISD’s students and staff remains a priority of the school district,” the statement also declares.