(DAILYMAIL) — An English teacher who worked at two elite Los Angeles prep schools has quit his job after a former student published an essay last month, detailing the inappropriate relationship he instigated three years ago.

Though Mikaela Gilbert-Lurie (now a rising sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania) didn’t name the teacher or the high school she attended in her essay for xoJane, she told BuzzFeed that she received eight Facebook messages within hours from other former students who had the same issue with teacher Joe Koetters.

Koetters taught English at the $35,000-a-year Marlborough School for 14 years, before leaving last year to teach at his alma-mater Polytechnic School.

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