Jillian LaFave a married Las Vegas high school teacher at Nevada’s Valley High School has been accused of having sex with a 16 year old special education student along with exchanging more than 13 000 text messages with the teen, many sexual in nature.
According to court papers cited by ABC affiliate KTNV-TV, Jillian B. Lafave, 25 faces a felony charge of performing a sex act with a pupil with a learning disability.
Following the woman’s arrest, LaFave, an English and special education teacher was put on administrative leave with pay. A choice that many wonder would even be contemplated or offered to the teacher had the gender of the aggressor and the victim been reversed.
According to a report via the nydailynews, Jillian LaFave was arrested on January 16, but news of her arrest was only reported on Monday.
Of note, the teacher remains listed on the high school’s website.
According to the arrest report, the teen would hang out with Lafave nearly every day.
On social media, the victim posted many pictures with Lafave. Parents say they’re disappointed the school never alerted them about the arrest.
Told parent, Raquel Martinez: ‘I think it’s really sad because one thinks that their children are secure in school. If those things are happening it makes me worry.
Whilst parent Laura Diaz told: ‘This is a surprise to me because I didn’t hear that this happened. I think it’s bad that school leaders didn’t notify us about these allegations.’
Of question is why the school withheld the arrest from the parents of students?
The demise of the illicit relationship would only come after a hall monitor spotted the teacher having sex during school hours with the 16-year-old, who does not understand right from wrong, school sources told NBC affiliate KSNV.
Lafave, who is free on bond, is scheduled to return to court in March.
At present it is not necessarily understood what prompted the woman to sexually prey on the student in her charge.
— Antonio Castelan (@AntonioNews3LV) January 26, 2016
This is a pic of Jillian Lafave’s classroom door. School sources say the teacher covered the door to hide sex acts. pic.twitter.com/mvdd5hucQI
— Antonio Castelan (@AntonioNews3LV) January 27, 2016