Laura V. Bucy, a 32-year-old Twinsburg High School teacher in Ohio, reportedly confessed that she had an illegal sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student at her school.
According to a report from the Twinsburg Law Department, Bucy made the confession to her former father-in-law in August.
The official police report states that on August 2, Bucy drove to her ex-husband’s home in Doylestown and “was crying, making incoherent statements” and asking for forgiveness.”
via Akron Beacon Journal:
The Doylestown man, whose son told police Bucy is his ex-wife, said that Bucy then “stated that she had slept with one of her students,” and left, driving north on Interstate 71 in Cuyahoga County, where she “parked her vehicle in the middle of the road and walked away from it,” according to the report. An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper located her walking barefoot next to an SUV whose driver had stopped traffic in the right two lanes to prevent her from walking into traffic. The trooper took her to Southwest Hospital in Middleburg Heights for a medical evaluation, a Highway Patrol report states.
Bucy was arrested on Saturday, September 22, and charged with sexual battery, a third-degree felony, and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a fifth-degree felony.
She was arraigned on Monday, September 24, in Stow Municipal Court on and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Judge Kim Hoover on October 4.
Bucy is just the latest teacher to be charged for inappropriate conduct. 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. A woman named Kayla Sprinkles was arrested in North Carolina for similar sexual crimes.
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.
34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with similar crimes, 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. Similarly, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.
Most recently, 29-year-old Haylie Smart and 25-year-old Alaina Ferguson were charged with similar crimes.