A Florida teacher has found herself in hot water after having an affair with a student and getting pregnant with his child.
Jennifer Fichter is accused of having sexual relations with three different students and getting pregnant with one of their children. She now faces 36 counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
The 29-year-old Polk county teacher and the victim are said to have had sex numerous times between August 25, 2012 and December 31, 2012, according to the charging documents. The victim was one of Fichter’s students at Central Florida Aerospace Academy where she taught English.
According to police, the pair used the popular cell phone app Word with Friends in order to send messages to one another. They also said that the student was 17 when Fichter became pregnant.
In another case, she admitted to becoming pregnant with a student’s child but had an abortion.
This also isn’t the first time that Fichter had tried to seduce a student. According to WESH, she hid a controversy from the past when she applied to be a teacher in Polk County back in 2011.
She was asked if she had ever been to focus of an investigation or ever had to resign from a position rather than face disciplinary actions and she lied about it. In 2008 she resigned from Robinswood Middle School at the same time that Orange County school officials were investigating her for inappropriate texts with an eighth-grade student.
A report from the district said that Fichter became infatuated with one of the male students and told another teacher that she was in love with him. She also said that she considered the boy to be her boyfriend, while at the same time hinting through text messages that she wanted to have sex with him.
She was investigated by the Orange County Sheriffs, who said that she may have been morally wrong, she didn’t do anything illegal and they never filed charges. She also resigned from her position at the school before the investigation was concluded.
Her next court date is set for Thursday afternoon and she is currently being held without bond.