HOUSTON — A Texas middle school teacher accused of having sex with one of her 13-year-old students and becoming pregnant with his child has turned herself in, according to officials.
Alexandria Vera, 24, turned herself in at a suburban jail after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Vera out on $100,000 bond, according to Sheriff's spokesman Brady Fitzgerald, but faces a felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to KIAH.
Vera was an eighth grade English teacher at Stovall Middle School. According to court documents, Vera met the student during summer school last year. The two started flirting, and by September, they exchanged phone numbers. The student asked Vera if they could hang out. Vera allegedly drove over to his house and picked him up, and they drove around and kissed. The very next day, Vera went back over to the teen's house when his parents weren't home and they had sex, KIAH reported.
In the probable cause document, Vera says that she met the boy's parents at the school's open house in October. Then, she says she went over to his house and was introduced as his girlfriend. The parents were allegedly "accepting of their relationship," even inviting her to family gatherings.
Vera told Aldine ISD police that she had sex with the teen "on almost a daily basis at her home" after meeting the boy's family. The student would allegedly sleep at her house and then she'd drive him back home in the morning so he could catch the bus to school.
In January of 2016, Vera became pregnant, court records show. She allegedly told the teen's family about the pregnancy, and they were "supportive and excited" about the baby.
However, Vera claims she ended up having an abortion after CPS unexpectedly showed up at school in February to question her about the relationship. Vera denied any wrongdoing at the time, but police say they found evidence of the relationship on her cell phone.
Aldine ISD released a statement saying in part:
"When the allegation was made in April, the teacher was immediately removed from the school and placed on administrative leave."