Cara Alexander, an English teacher at Woodside High School in Newport News, was arrested Friday and charged with several offenses, including contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The 17-year-old student told his parents that he was also in a relationship with Alexander, a full-time ninth-grade teacher at the school since 2010, reported ABC affiliate WVEC-TV.
While the teen was previously under Alexander’s watch, he currently attends a different school, a Newport News Public Schools spokeswoman told The Virginian-Pilot.
Officials didn’t immediately say how long Alexander had allegedly been sexting the teen, although they don’t believe they engaged in any inappropriate activity on school grounds.
Woodside High School in Newport News, Va., where an English teacher was arrested Friday for several counts related to delinquency of a minor.
The district plans to ask the state to revoke Alexander’s teaching license.
Some of the parents of Alexander’s students, meanwhile, said they’re stunned by the allegations.
Parent Anthony Bailey said his son recalled Alexander as “a very nice teacher and … he had a good time in her class.”
“It is disappointing,” Bailey added.
Alexander remained in Newport News City Jail on Sunday with no bond set.