What led to Brittany Zamora, a married Goodyear, Arizona sixth grade teacher sexually preying on a teen male student? Investigators seek to discover other possible victims.
KPHO reported the 27 year old teacher at Las Brisas Academy Elementary School in Goodyear arrested on Wednesday following complaints from her 13 year old male vicim’s parents, who came across incriminating ‘sexual’ texts on their son’s smart phone.
The ‘back and forth’ text messages told the Goodyear Police Department was indicative of the pair having gotten physical both on and off campus.
Told police spokesperson, Lisa Kutis, ‘The text messages found are sexual in nature [and] allege an ongoing relationship between the two’.
According to police, the ‘risqué’ messages between Zamora and her teen victim were only discovered after the boy’s parent had installed an app to monitor their son’s phone activity.
Reiterated Kutis, ‘As a result of the app, which alerted the parents to some key words, they then checked the cellphone and discovered these text messages’.
The boy’s parents then informed the school’s principal before the allegations were relayed to police, along with screenshots of the incriminating texts, according to Liberty School District interim district superintendent Richard Rundhaug.
‘The safety of our students is our #1 priority,’ Rundhaug said in a statement posted on the school’s website. ‘Transparency is equally important. We are fully cooperating with the Goodyear Police Department and will comment further at the appropriate time.’
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Brittany Zamora Arizona middle school teacher arrest: ‘That’s just crazy. I can’t even connect that. That’s wrong.’
News of Zamora’s arrest needless to say didn’t go down to well with parents.
‘It just freaked me out right away,’ told parent, Jessica Arroyo via KNXV. ‘That’s just crazy. I can’t even connect that. That’s wrong.’
The woman’s arrest has since raised concerns that that Zamora may have been ‘communicating’ with other male students, with police now conducting interviews reported the Arizona Republic.
‘That’s part of our overall investigation,’ Kutis said. ‘We’re not ruling that out.’
It’s unclear how long Zamora taught at the school, but she was certified in 2016 to teach elementary students in the state, according to online records.
Appearing in court on Thursday, where the teacher avoided reporter’s questions, the woman was charged with two counts of molestation of a child, one count of furnishing harmful material and nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
Brittany Zamora arrest comes three years after marrying child-hood sweetheart….
Following the teacher’s arrest, district officials said they were arranging counseling for the victim and any other impacted students.
Told a spokesperson for the Las Brisas Academy, ‘The investigation is in its preliminary stages and as more information becomes available, we will update you.
‘While employee privacy law does not allow us to comment on the employee issues, we have taken the corrective steps to separate the students and staff member and have reported the incident to the Goodyear Police Department for investigation.
‘The safety of our students is our #1 priority. Transparency is equally important. We are fully cooperating with the Goodyear Police Department and will comment further at the appropriate time.’
Investigators have declined to speculate what led to the educator breaching her position of trust, authority and power to sexually prey on her male victim. A growing trend among a series of female teachers across the United States.
Of note, Zamora’s indiscretions come after the woman having married her childhood sweet-heart some three years ago….