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Math teacher allegedly pulled 15-year-old student from classes for sex

Posted at 9:56 PM, Feb 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-23 00:28:36-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A middle school teacher in Florida was arrested Friday for allegedly having sex with one of her 15-year-old students on several occasions.

A robocall voice message informed Turkey Creek Middle School parents that one of their children's teachers had been arrested.

“Hello this is Fredda Johnson, principal at Turkey Creek Middle School calling with an important message. One of our teachers has been arrested," the message stated.

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Megan Connors, a 30-year-old math teacher at the school, is accused of having a sexual relationship a 15-year-old boy, who is one of her students.

“We just learned that these charges have come down. They’re very serious charges.” said Steve Hegarty of the Hillsborough County School Disttrict.

Connors had been having sex with the victim multiple times over the past month -- including while at the school and during school hours -- according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials also said Connors and the boy allegedly left school in her personal car and drove to the victim's house, where the pair had intercourse in the teen’s bedroom.The relationship allegedly started with kissing and fondling.

While the case is still under investigation, detectives said they do not believe any other students were involved.

Additionally, Hegarty said Connors just started teaching at the middle school in August.

“She had nothing in her background that would suggest anything like this. You know it’s shocking and it’s disappointing,” Hegarty said.

The Tampa Tribune reports Connors, who faces seven counts of sexual battery and charges of lewd and lascivious battery and lewd conduct, is being held without bond at the Orient Road Jail.