In Florida, a 29-year-old teacher named Michele Little was arrested by authorities for allegedly kissing an adolescent pupil in her classroom.
The arrest came after the pupil reported that Little had been making sexual comments towards him for several weeks.
According to a news release from the Sarasota Police Department, Michele Little has been charged with indecent, lewd, or lascivious touching of certain juveniles in relation to the purported abuse of a 17-year-old male student at Sarasota Military Academy High School.
Police were contacted by school officials after rumors about 29-year-old Little and a student began to circulate, according to authorities.
According to sources, on April 25th, Little was subjected to police questioning and subsequently suspended from duty. Two days after the incident, the police conducted an interview with the student. The student accused Little of repeatedly making sexual remarks towards him for a period of several weeks.
On April 17, after school, the duo reportedly convened in her classroom where she purportedly closed the blinds on her door. As per official sources, it has been reported that the two individuals engaged in a 10-15 minute session of kissing and embracing, while the student maintained the facade of working on a computer in case of any unexpected interruptions.
On Friday, Little was taken into custody and was slated to make a court appearance over the weekend. According to jail records, Little has been released from detention. It is currently unclear whether she retained legal counsel to represent her or admitted to the accusations. In a statement addressed to students, parents, and faculty, Sarasota Military Academy High School acknowledged the investigation.
According to a statement, the administration of the High School has been informed of an alleged incident involving a staff member and a student. The incident is currently under investigation by the Sarasota Police Department. According to recent reports, an arrest has been made by the Sarasota Police Department. The SPD will be the primary source of any further updates regarding this case.
If you have any information regarding the case, please contact the Sarasota police at 941-263-6067 or Crime Stoppers at 941-366-TIPS.
Individuals who have experienced sexual abuse or know someone who has can seek support by texting “STRENGTH” to 741-741. This will connect them with a trained crisis counselor.
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