HOUSTON – The Aldine Independent School District Middle School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student was released Wednesday — hours after she turned herself in to Montgomery County police.
Prosecutors said Alexandria Vera had a sexual relationship with one of her students and also got pregnant by the eighth-grader.
An Aldine Independent School District peace officer was assigned to investigate an improper relationship between Vera and a student at Stovall Middle School, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Vera, an English teacher, admitted to conducting a sexual relationship with the student since last September, authorities said. A report said the student was in her eighth-grade English class. The DA's office said the officer received school records showing the student to be younger than 14 when Vera began the sexual relationship.
Vera told the officer that she first met the student during a summer school session. The DA's office said the student tried to communicate with the teacher on Instagram. She later sent a message to the student after he didn't show up for class, which led to the student asking for her phone number, prosecutors said.
Vera said the student asked if the two of them could hang out and she agreed, according to court documents. She told an officer that she drove to the student's house to pick up the boy, and they drove around and kissed in the car, court documents say.
Vera said she drove to the student's house again the next day because the student's parents were not home, the report says. According to the report, Vera said that was the first time when she and the boy had sex. Officials believe that was in September.