A Texas teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student turned herself in to police Wednesday, according to KPRC-TV.
Prosecutors said Alexandria Vera, a teacher at Aldine Independent School District Middle School, became pregnant with the eighth-grade student’s child.
According to KPRC, authorities said that Vera, an English teacher, admitted to having a sexual relationship with the student that began in September.
Vera claimed that the student’s parents knew about and approved of their relationship.
According to KPRC, Vera became pregnant as a result of the relationship and later had an abortion “because she got nervous when Child Protective Services showed up at school in February” to investigate her.
Vera faces a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child.
In a statement to KHOU-TV, school district officials said:
Aldine ISD has been made aware that charges have been filed against a former Stovall Middle School teacher involved in inappropriate behavior with a male student. When the allegation was made in April, the teacher was immediately removed from the school and placed on administrative leave. Aldine ISD Police investigated the incident and turned their findings over to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The safety and security of Aldine ISD’s students and staff remains a priority of the school district.
This article originally appeared on The Blaze.