A high school English teacher from Dallas, Texas has been arrested for having sex with a 19 year-old student in her classroom, car, and apartment numerous times before he finally broke it off.
Mary Todd Lawrence, 49, was a teacher at Molina High School when she began the affair in late February of this year when she offered to help the student with school work. According to New York Daily News, the male student said he “liked it at first” but soon became uncomfortable with their encounters.
Court documents state that for awhile, he was afraid to end the affair because “he didn’t know what she would do — as his teacher.” He finally told another teacher, who reported Lawrence to the Dallas ISD Police Department on April 7.
When police searched Lawrence’s phone, they found several calls and texts to her victim as well as mentions of their sexual relationship.
Lawrence has turned herself in to authorities, and is facing a charge of an improper relationship between an educator and a student. She will likely get a more lenient sentencing than her fellow predator teachers, as her victim was not underage.
This is just the latest in a long line of cases in Texas having sex with their students. There were 74 reported cases of this in Texas between September 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015.