(WTSP) — St. Petersburg, Fla. — Residents of Shore Acres were stunned to learn their neighbor, 39-year-old Elisha Joy Kingsley, was arrested Monday afternoon.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says Kingsley was having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy she met while teaching at Canterbury School of Florida in St. Petersburg.

“She met him toward the end of the school year, and during the summer they started texting back and forth on a phone app. On or about July 5th, they met and had sexual relations at an area that we are not disclosing at this time,” said sheriff’s office spokesperson Cristen Rensel.

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