Reports state that Florida drama teacher Brittiny Lopez-Murray was arrested Monday (October 4th) after she was accused of being intimate with a former student.

Lopez-Murray taught at Hialeah Middle for four years.

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Who is Brittiny Lopez-Murray?

Thirty-one-year-old Brittiny Lopez-Murray is a Florida middle school drama teacher, accused of being intimate with a 14-year-old former student in her car.

The student is now reportedly in high school.

The New York Post reports that the alleged affair was uncovered over the weekend, after the student’s sister saw explicit text exchanges between him and Lopez-Murray.

A police report obtained by the Miami Herald details that the teacher had messaged the teen in August about “her feelings toward” him.

As mentioned, Lopez-Murray had been employed at Hialeah Middle for a number of years and was named “rookie teacher of the year” in 2017.

The Miami Herald reports that the teacher got married in 2016, but it is unclear if she is still involved with her partner.

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Florida teacher reportedly arrested

According to the Miami Herald, the Flordia teacher was booked into a Miami-Dade jail on multiple felonies.

Lopez-Murray’s defense attorney said: “She is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

“We hope everyone is patient, doesn’t rush to judgment and respects the family’s privacy.”

The teacher reportedly invoked her right to remain silent and did not speak to police.

Miami-Dade school district issues statement

As per the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade school district issued a statement: “Saddened and disappointed over these serious allegations given that the District takes great measures to ensure our students are educated in safe learning environments.

“All employees receive training and are expected to abide by the District’s Standards of Ethical Conduct policy. It is unfortunate that despite our efforts, the actions of some individuals run contrary to the behavior that is expected of them. As a result of this arrest, M-DCPS will begin the process of terminating her employment and prevent her from seeking future work with this District.”

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