A Florida middle school teacher was arrested Monday after authorities said she engaged in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old former student over the course of two months.
Brittiny Lopez-Murray, 31, a drama teacher at Hialeah Middle School, was processed at the Miami-Dade County jail on multiple felony charges, including molestation, lewd and lascivious battery, and engaging in sexual acts with a child. Unlawful sexual activity with minors is punishable by up to 15 years in prison in Florida.
Lopez-Murray had not received any disciplinary action in the prior four years she had been teaching, according to The Miami-Dade County Public School District (M-DCPS). She was named the school’s ‘rookie teacher of the year’ in 2017.