A South Carolina math teacher and tennis coach who apparently, is a mother of one, was arrested earlier this week after her 17-year-old student said he had a sexual relationship with her, authorities said.
“She is married,” attorney J. Kevin Holmes said of his client, who taught pre-calculus and algebra at Burke High School, reports the Post and Courier. “Her husband is a student at the Medical University of South Carolina (in) the residency program. She has a 10-month-old baby, a girl.”
According to an affidavit, the teacher admitted to having a sexual relationship with her 17-year-old student on three occasions between November and December at her residence and other locations in Charleston.
“She is an awesome teacher but she is a hellacious person for what she did,” the mother said, according to the Post and Courier. “He is 17, 17. He is not an adult. … Emotionally, he is not ready for this. I’m not ready for the texts, the phone calls, the comments.”
A spokesperson for the district noted that it was her first year of employment at the school and that she’s been placed on paid administrative leave.
Aro, who has no prior criminal record and had received awards for her teaching, is being held on $100,000 bail.