Miranda Nicole Pauley a science teacher at Virginia’s Patrick Henry High School arrested after female educator sexually preyed on a male student.
Booked on felony counts of indecent liberties by a custodian was 34 year old woman, Miranda Nicole Pauley.
Pauley, a former teacher at Patrick Henry High School in Ashland was also charged with one felony count of use of a communication system for crimes against children.
At least one incident involving the student allegedly occurred at the high school, according to WTVR.
The alleged relationship occurred in November and December of 2017 and May 2018.
Stunned school students and staff watched as Pauley was led off school grounds, Thursday afternoon. The female educator was fired from the school where she had been a teacher since 2006.
Hanover County Public Schools spokesman Chris Whitley called the news ‘disturbing’.
‘We take these matters seriously,’ he said in a statement on Thursday.
‘We became aware of the arrest this afternoon and immediately referred it to our Human Resources Department.’
‘While our policy prohibits the release of specific details concerning personnel-related matters, we will continue to work closely and in full cooperation with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.’
Pauley was granted a $50,000 bond on Friday.
Miranda Pauley biology teacher betrays her students and faith in system.
As part of her bail terms, Miranda Pauley isn’t allowed to have any contact with the alleged victim nor have contact with anyone under 18 unless they are accompanied by a parent.
The former teacher is also forbidden to go out of state without court permission, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Pauley is only allowed one single trip to the school building so that she can pick up her personal belongings. A preliminary hearing has been set for July 12.
‘It’s sad that we send our children there to be educated and we put a lot of responsibility into their hands and if the children aren’t safe when they are going to school where can they be safe at?’ said a Hanover parent following the educator’s shock arrest. ‘It’s heartbreaking to have lived here and have such faith and for it to be failed.’
Yet to be necessarily understood is what led to the female educator sexually preying on her teen male victim and abusing her position of trust, authority and power? A common phenomenon amongst many female teachers….