A married 2nd grade teacher has been arrested for having sex with a 15 year-old female student.
Lauren H. Mitchell was a 32 year-old teacher at Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School in Jersey City before she was arrested last Friday for having sex with a 15 year-old female student at her home.
Police say that Mitchell engaged in “inappropriate sexual activity” with her daughter on at least one occasion. According to New York Daily News, the two allegedly performed oral sex on each other.
Mitchell was caught after her fellow teachers noticed “inappropriate interactions” between Mitchell and the student during a recent school trip. They notified school officials, who in turn called the police.
Mitchell has been charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. She is currently being held at Bergen County Jail on a $150,000 bail, and she will be forced to surrender her passport and stay away from her alleged victim if she gets out.
We’ll update you further as this story develops.