A kindergarten teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old boy in her classroom.
Jennifer Robinson, 47, is being held without bond in a county jail in Georgia following accusations she had sex with the teenager on at least 10 occasions.
Robinson, who has a daughter who turns 14 this year, faces a maximum sentence of five life terms plus 100 years in prison.
The alleged abuse took place between July 1 last year and earlier this week, when she was arrested, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Robinson, whose Facebook page suggests she is a grandmother and mother to two daughters, had sex with the boy in her kindergarten classroom at Upson-Lee South Elementary School in Thomaston over the summer break, police said.
They also had sex in her car near the school’s playground, at her two homes and in an industrial park not far from Thomaston County Airport, Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilgore said.
Robinson, who is divorced, faces five counts of child molestation and five counts of aggravated child molestation.
Each of the child molestation charges carries a maximum 20-year sentence and each of the aggravated molestation charges carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The teacher, who has worked at the school for nearly 20 years, was arrested after taking a day off sick on Monday.
Robinson had left her Facebook account open on her classroom computer and a teaching assistant went over to turn it off after notifications kept going off.
However, when she looked at the computer she found ‘inappropriate content … from an underage person’, Sheriff Kilgore said.
The school employee informed the school’s principal and deputy superintendent, who called the police.
The sheriff said Robinson admitted to the relationship, which allegedly was going on as recently as Sunday.
‘We are shocked and saddened by this,’ Thomaston-Upson Schools Superintendent Maggie V Shook said.
‘We immediately terminated Robinson and have another teacher in the classroom,’ she added.
Ms Shook said Robinson met the teenager through a relative and that the eighth-grader was never one of the accused’s students.
He is said to attend Upson-Lee Middle School, which is about a mile down the road from the kindergarten.
Police do not believe there are any more alleged victims.
Robinson appeared in court on Wednesday morning and a date for her next hearing has not been set.