A middle school teacher in Houston surrendered to police Wednesday amid accusations that a 13-year-old student got her pregnant during a prolonged relationship, the New York Post reports.
Alexandria Vera was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, ABC 13 said on Wednesday.
She was working as an eighth-grade English teacher at Stovall Middle School last summer when she met the boy in her class, according to the station.
The 24-year-old allegedly told investigators that they were in love and the student would have sleepovers at her house and she would drive him to the school bus the next morning, the Houston Chronicle noted, citing court papers.
Vera became pregnant with the boy's baby in January, the documents allege. The boy's family was supportive of the pair and even included the teacher at family gatherings until Child Protective Services questioned the pair, according to the documents. She then terminated the pregnancy, the Chronicle reports.
"Aldine ISD has been made aware that charges have been filed against a former Stovall Middle School teacher involved in inappropriate behavior with a male student," the district said in a statement to media.
"When the allegation was made in April, the teacher was immediately removed from the school and placed on administrative leave. Aldine ISD Police investigated the incident and turned their findings over to the Harris County District Attorney's Office."
Vera posted $100,000 bond after turning herself in at the Montgomery County Jail in Conroe, reports ABC's Eyewitness News, which filmed her leaving the building.