A Florida art teacher was arrested Wednesday after admitting to having sex with a student at least 5 times, while also drinking and using marijuana with the student.
Michelle Valvo, 34, who is an art teacher at Central High School in Brooksville, was arrested after police received a tip that one of the high school’s teachers was having sex with one of her students, according to a report by WFLA.
An investigation began and the male student was interviewed by police. The student admitted to having sex with the teacher in her Spring Hill home on at least three occasions.
Valvo was also interviewed by police, and admitted to having sex with the student about five to six times.
Denise Moloney, with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office reportedly confirmed that the woman did admit to having sexual relations with the underage student.
“She did admit that she was having a sexual relationship with the student. The student is 17-years-old. He’s not old enough to consent to a relationship like that.”
The report read that both the teacher and her student told authorities that the sex was consensual, and they admitted to using marijuana and alcohol at the teacher’s home.
Valvo was reportedly arrested at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. She was charged with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The teacher’s bail was set at $15,500.
A spokesperson with the Hernando County School system said that Valvo has been working with the school system for just three years.
The investigation is still underway and detectives with the Hernando Country Sheriff’s Office are still working with the School Resource Officer at Central High School, as well as administrators from the Hernando County School Board.
Valvo has reportedly been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
[Feature Photo: Hernando County Sheriff’s Office]