New Jersey teacher arrested in Florida for having sex with 16-year-old student

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Davie, FL, United States (4E) – A 28-year-old teacher at a high school in Union County, New Jersey accused of having sex with her 16-year-old student several times in her classroom has been arrested in Florida last week.

Authorities said U.S. Marshals located Jennalin Garcia-Calle Thursday in Davie, Florida and charged her with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree child abuse.

It was reported that Garcia-Calle allegedly had sex inside classrooms at Plainfield High School with a 16-year-old male student.

According to officials, the relationship started in December and after the student informed family members and friends about the sexual encounters, the school administration was notified.

Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow told Mycentraljersey.com that “The boy is not at a stage in his life where he’s able to make that type of legal and quite frankly mature enough decision.”

Romankow added that what made the relationship unusual is that the pair had sex in school, in her classroom, when classes were being held, apparently by blocking the windows and locking the door.

Garcia-Calle left town after realizing that other people know about the relationship and checked herself into a rehabilitation facility in Florida that works on psychiatric and sexual impulsivity problems.

Officials revealed the teacher texted the student, asking him to remove any evidence about their relationship, and U.S. Marshalls managed to trace the text messages.

Garcia-Calle is being held without bond and awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.

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