Florida High School teacher arrested after she allegedly had sex with 15-year-old student in her automobile, dwelling, and classroom

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A vital pondering teacher at Sebring High School in Florida has been arrested and booked in county jail for sexual misconduct with a student.

Ariel Madden Reed, 30, was arrested on Friday and charged with 10 counts of sexual battery for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student, in accordance with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.

Reed was accused of getting sex with {the teenager} between November 2020 and February 2021.

“I want to commend the staff at Sebring High School for taking immediate action and quickly notifying the school resource deputy, as well as the Special Victims Unit for working quickly to develop this case,” Sheriff Paul Blackman wrote in a press release. “We take any allegations involving children very seriously and are continuing to investigate.”

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The Special Victims Unit launched an investigation into the actions of the teacher after a faculty useful resource deputy reported {that a} male teen had nude images of Reed on his cellular phone, in accordance with the report.

When questioned by detectives, the boy described a number of sexual encounters between himself and the teacher, Fox information reported. The sufferer stated they had sex at Reed’s dwelling, in her automobile and in her classroom on the college between November of 2020 and earlier this month, in accordance with the report.

The teacher was on Wednesday positioned on administrative go away when the Special Victims Unit opened its investigation.

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“We are committed to providing a safe learning environment in all Highlands County schools, so we are shocked and saddened by these allegations. School administration and district officials are fully cooperating with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office as they investigate this matter,” Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge wrote in a press release. “No further comments will be made as this is an ongoing investigation.”

Reed had labored for the district since 2015. Before transferring to the highschool in 2019, she had taught at Avon Park Middle School and served as an workplace staffer at Woodlawn Elementary School and the district workplace, in accordance with the report.

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Credit: Highlands County Sheriff’s Office by way of Fox News

Reed’s husband, Jonathan Patrick Reed, 37, was additionally arrested the identical day after deputies say he interfered in the execution of a search warrant, the report said.