Elizabeth Heaton Taylor, a 27-year-old high school teacher, was allegedly found partially undressed with an unidentified student on Thursday, February 15. The two were reportedly found partially naked in a car in South Carolina.
Taylor, 27, is a science teacher and track coach at Greer High School in Greenville County, South Carolina. She faces charges of sexual battery of a minor between the ages of 16 and 17.
Ryan Flood, a spokesman for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, said that on Thursday at about 6:30 p.m., deputies found an SUV parked suspiciously on Holland Road in Simpsonville.
He said Taylor and a student were found inside the SUV and Taylor was partially undressed. Flood said Taylor gave deputies a false name during the investigation.
He said investigators learned that between Jan. 1 and Thursday, Taylor engaged in sexual acts with the student on at least two separate occasions.
Taylor, who is in jail on a $10,250 bond, is no longer employed at the school. She graduated high school in 2009 before earning a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2012 and a master’s degree in secondary science education in 2015 from the University of South Carolina.
This is the latest in a string of teacher sex scandals over the last couple of years. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Furthermore, Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges. Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old history teacher in Texas, was also charged and arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage student. 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested in Maryland for her crimes in New Jersey. Samantha Fitzgerland, a 28-year-old, was most recently arrested and charged. Jordan Ondish was arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old, while 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick was arrested on similar charges.
Nicole Marie Andrews was arrested as well. 32-year-old Jessica Langford was arrested and charged with sexual assault-related crimes as well. A teacher from Oregon, Andrea Baber, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Robin Dunlap, a teacher in Florida, was arrested for sending illicit photos to a 15-year-old boy in Texas. Teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Olajire-Aro was also charged. 42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge. Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student. Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016. 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship.