Brittany Zamora, a 27-year-old sixth-grade teacher in Arizona, has been arrested & charged for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old. Zamora was arrested after the parents of the unidentified 13-year-old boy allegedly found text messages between him and Zamora about their sexual relationship.
Zamora, a sixth-grade teacher at Las Brisas Academy Elementary School in Goodyear, Arizona, was taken into custody on Wednesday, March 21. After the parents found the texts on their son’s phone, they alerted the Principal, who then alerted police.
According to reports, the texts between Zamora and the teen indicated there were sexual activities happening between the two, both on-and-off campus.
She was booked into Fourth Avenue Jail and charged with two counts of molestation of a child, one count of furnishing harmful material and nine counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
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“The text messages found are sexual in nature that allege an ongoing relationship between the two,” said Lisa Kutis with the Goodyear Police Department.
“They froze different screens off the student’s phone. We made arrangements for the teacher to come to school today for a meeting with the principal, and the arrest took place before that meeting could take place,” ” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Richard Rundhaug.
“There was an automated message but it didn’t say a whole lot,” said Las Brisas Academy parent Andrea Meza. She said she got a recorded phone call, saying there was an incident at the school. On the school’s website, they posted a brief letter that went home with parents, saying there was a “reported an allegation involving a staff member and a student.”
Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.
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 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship.