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Affair between Texas teacher and student began with note on test

August 30, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Affair between Texas teacher and student began with note on test

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Affair between Texas teacher and student began with note on test

A former Texas high school educator who confessed to having sex with a 16-year-old student on a park bench and sending him explicit pictures was sentenced to 10 years of probation.

Alaina Ferguson was also ordered to pay a penalty $800 and to serve 120 days behind bars, which is required to be completed two weeks a year over the course several years.

She must also complete 150 hours of community service and register as a sex offender for ten years after she took a plea deal to charges of participating in an improper relationship with a student and indecency with a child by exposure, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The 25-year-old woman, who taught algebra at Plano Senior High School, was taken into custody in 2016 after she and the teen began a relationship at the beginning of the school year after he wrote his Snapchat name on a test and handed it to Ferguson, an arrest warrant obtained by The New York Post revealed.

Soon after, Ferguson and the teen met up in Lewisville, where they had sex on a bench. They also had intercourse in teen’s pickup following a football game and in her fiancé’s apartment while he was on a hunting trip.

Ferguson, who also traded nude selfies with the teen and gave him alcohol during their two-month stint, later ended her engagement.

She left her position two months after starting her job in August 2016.

Ferguson told the student that she knew their connection was “not the right thing to do, but it felt right,” the arrest warrant stated.

Ferguson’s meetings with the teen also typically included a game of beer pong. Other students found out about the relationship with the teen after he started bragging about the illicit meetings.

“I heard the kid was talking about it to his friends, and I guess a teacher or a student overheard it,” senior Andy Flores said to KTVT. “She’s good looking … so she’s attractive.”

One parent at the school said he was outraged after finding out about Ferguson’s arrest.

“That’s concerning to hear you’re sending your child somewhere you think is safe,” James Bishop told KDFW. “You want them to learn and get a good education but not that kind.”

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