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Married teacher arrested for having sex with 14-year-old student, buying him drugs

Married teacher arrested for having sex with 14-year-old student, buying him drugs

A married middle school teacher was arrested for having sex with a 14-year-old student who told detectives she gave him marijuana and sent him nude photos on social media the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement

Stephanie Peterson, 26, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious battery and one count of transmission of harmful materials to a minor.

Stephanie Peterson
According to officials, Peterson — a science teacher at New Smyrna Beach Middle School — began a relationship with an student in eighth grade in November. The student told detectives Tuesday that it began with her sending him nude photos.

According to officials, Peterson – a science teacher at New Smyrna Beach Middle School – began a relationship with a student in 8th grade in November. The student told detectives on Tuesday that it began with her sending him nude photos.

Peterson would pick the boy up from his home while her husband was at work, and drop him off a few hours later, according to the arrest report.

Peterson, who warned the boy about keeping their relationship secret, also bought him marijuana and a pipe to smoke out of, he told police.

Peterson was arrested in New Smyrna, Florida, after the boy confided in his parents. She is being held on $25,000 bail.