Caroline Lawson, 29, allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old male student at her Tampa, Florida home on Wednesday
A Florida teacher has been arrested for having sex with a 17-year-old male student, authorities say.
Authorities say the student went to the home of Caroline Lawson, a 29-year-old English teacher at Lennard High School in Ruskin, on Wednesday, Fox 13 reports.
The pair allegedly had consensual, unprotected sex.
Alleged text messages between Lawson and an unidentified individual are being used in the investigation.
In the alleged exchange, Lawson writes: ‘I cheated on [redacted] with a student.’
The individual replies: ‘When you say cheated, do you mean slept with?’
Lawson replies: ‘Yes.’
The now-former teacher resigned on Friday, and she was arrested at her Tampa home on the same day.
Lawson was an English teacher at Lennard High School in nearby Ruskin. She resigned from her post on Friday, and was arrested on the same day
She has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor and her bond was set at $30,000, Patch reports.
Hillsborough County Public Schools released a statement to parents alerting them to the facts of the case.
The school said that Lawson had been an employee since August 2014 and had had no previous complaints or issues.
‘We’re certainly going yo be very proactive and aggressive on prosecuting this case and trying to determine if there are other victims or not,’ Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Larry McKinnon told Fox 13.
The former teacher has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Alleged text messages between Lawson and an unidentified individual are being used in the investigation, authorities say
Pictured is a general view of Lennard High School