A female Sebring, Florida, high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a male student, WTSP reports.
The teacher at Sebring High School in central Florida stands accused of having sex repeatedly with a 15-year-old boy.
That’s according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.
Ariel Madden Reed, 30, a critical thinking teacher at Sebring High in Florida, has been slapped with 10 counts of sexual battery.
Ariel Madden Reed, 30, a critical thinking teacher, was arrested Friday and booked into the Highlands County Jail.
Once the Special Victims Unit opened its investigation into the Sebring, Florida, Teacher for sex abuse on Wednesday, she was put on administrative leave.
Reed began to get in hot water after a school resource deputy reported that a high school boy was harboring sexually explicit photos of her on his cell phone.
Sebring, Florida, authorities allege that the teacher waged a protracted campaign of sexual abuse of the boy in her home, car and classroom between November 2020 and February 2021.
The Highlands News-Sun reports that the 10 counts against Reed are for sexual battery upon a victim ages 12 to 18 by a teacher who has custodial authority of that individual.
A Sebring High School teacher formally educated to protect the interests of those she works with was arrested Friday. She has been charged with having sex with a 15-year-old student.
“I want to commend the staff at Sebring High School for taking immediate action and quickly notifying the school resource deputy, as well as the Special Victims Unit for working quickly to develop this case,” Sheriff Paul Blackman wrote in a statement about the Florida teacher who allegedly sexually abused the boy.
“We take any allegations involving children very seriously and are continuing to investigate.”
The allegedly sexually abusive teacher began working in the Sebring, Florida, district in 2015.
Before transferring to Sebring High in 2017, she taught in Avon Park Middle School, Fox 13 reports.
She has worked as office staff at both Woodlawn Elementary School and the district office and was a teacher at Avon Park Middle School before transferring to Sebring High School in 2019.
“We are committed to providing a safe learning environment in all Highlands County schools, so we are shocked and saddened by these allegations. School administration and district officials are fully cooperating with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office as they investigate this matter,” Deputy Superintendent Andrew Lethbridge wrote in a statement about the Sebring, Florida, teacher’s arrest for sexual abuse.
“No further comments will be made as this is an ongoing investigation.”
Not only was Reed arrested, but cops picked up her husband as well on Friday.
They charged Jonathan Patrick Reed, 37, with interfering in the execution of a search warrant, Shore News Network reports.
Reed’s husband, 37-year-old Jonathan Patrick Reed, was also arrested Friday for interference with the execution of a search warrant.