In August, Ohio home economics teacher Laura V. Bucy told her former father-in-law that “she had to confess to her sins.”
The 32-year-old mother, who taught at Twinsburg High School, admitted to sleeping with a 17-year-old male student.
And on September 6, her ex-husband reported the admission to police, Cleveland.com reports.
Bucy confirmed she had sexual relations with the boy when questioned by authorities.
According to a police report, the teacher said she “made a very strong connection” with the student because he sometimes helped her clean the classroom.
She also said that the teen “looked and acted like her husband,” People reports.
The teacher allegedly had sex with the teen in her classroom in February or March, when he visited her after lunch one day.
She started kissing him from behind when he entered the classroom pantry and they engaged in sexual intercourse. They later shared photos and videos with each other on Snapchat.
On September 22, police arrested the teacher on one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and one count of sexual battery.
Bucy claimed that she had relations with the student because “she felt very overwhelmed with having three kids to care for, working and attending college.”
The teen confirmed the relationship to police and said that “the majority of other student[s] would not listen to Mrs. Bucy, he would and they built a relationship.”
He told police he didn’t report the incident because he wanted to protect the teacher.
The 32-year-old sometimes bought the teen liquid for him to vape, and purchased marijuana for another student.
The teacher has been placed on administrative leave by Twinsburg City School District following “allegations of a serious nature related to misconduct that allegedly took place on school property,” News5Cleveland reports.
Bucy has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held on $50,000 bail.
Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 4.