(DAILY MAIL) — An elementary school teacher has been jailed for 40 years for having sex with a 14-year-old student.

Shannon Alicia Schmieder, 39, was told she will have to serve 20 years – by far the toughest sentence ever handed out by a U.S. court to an educator accused of underage sex.

Legal experts said the jail term was the same for manslaughter and other serious crimes.

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