Miranda Pauley, also known as Miranda Nicole Pauley, is a 34-year-old biology teacher at Patrick Henry High School in Hanover County, Virginia, who was arrested and charged with indecent liberties.
According to police, Pauley, a former teacher, has been charged with four counts of indecent liberties by a custodian and a count of use of a communication system for crimes against children. Reports indicate that at least one of Pauley’s incident took place at the high school. The five counts against Pauley are all class 6 felonies. A preliminary hearing has been set for July 12.
Pauley was arrested and held at Pamunkey Regional Jail before being released on $50,000 bond. As part of her bond, Pauley is to have no contact with anyone under 18, unless the minor is accompanied by a parent or guardian. Furthermore, she is not allowed on any school property except to retrieve her personal belongings.
Following her arrest, Hanover County Public Schools released the following statement about Pauley’s arrest:
“This news is very disturbing, and we take these matters seriously. We became aware of the arrest this afternoon and immediately referred it to our Human Resources Department. While our policy prohibits the release of specific details concerning personnel-related matters, we will continue to work closely and in full cooperation with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.”
Pauley is just the latest teacher to be charged for an alleged relationship with a teenager 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. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. More recently, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.