(Law and Crime) A Florida middle school teacher resigned on Monday and was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly having an affair with a 14-year-old student. Stephanie Peterson, 26, also known as Stephanie Ferri, is accused of having a sexual relationship with an eighth grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle School, and sending him nude pictures, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office said in an announcement that detectives believe the relationship started back in November. They found out about it after the boy told his parents about the alleged affair. The Sheriff’s Office says he told them that Peterson would pick him up outside his home late at night and bring him back around 1 or 2 in the morning, and that she told him he couldn’t tell anyone about their relationship.