A teacher’s aide at Veterans Memorial Middle School in Vineland, NJ has been arrested for sexual contact with a student.
Lauren Breslin, 23-years-old of Vineland, NJ, was taken into custody on Friday for allegedly having kissed a 14-year-old student on the lips multiple times during school hours, and texting, or “sexting”, him multiple photos of herself in lingerie as well as one full-nude photo. The relationship came to light after the boy’s mother had looked at his cell phone and found the photos. She recognized Ms. Breslin and immediately alerted the police on Thursday, and by Friday morning she was taken into custody.
She was arraigned in Superior Court on Friday morning, where Superior Court Judge John Waters reduced her bail from $100,000 to $25,000 cash or bond. This was done after her strong ties to the community were expressed which included her being a champion swimmer at Vineland High School from 2001 to 2004, and still being involved with the swimming program. Her parents are also still located within the community and were present in the court room during the sentencing. Under the terms of her release she is not allowed any contact with anyone under the age of 18, to have no contact with the alleged victim and to stay away from the school where she has been suspended without pay.
This is truly getting to the point of ridiculous. The other day it was a student teacher, Lindsay Massaro , and now we’re down to teacher’s aides. What’s next? According to Assistant Prosecutor Dara Paley, whose job it is to make her sound as horrible as possible, the student supposedly came to her for some kind of help and she then “took advantage” of him. Whatever the case is, if its proven to be true, you just have to wonder, yet again, what this world is coming to. It made some sort of really awkward sense when you would hear of female teachers in their 40’s and 50″s doing it, which isn’t to say it was right, because it isn’t, but it did make some sort of weird sense. Now they are getting younger and younger, and you would think they would have some sort of sense of how wrong this all is, but apparently everyone has lost their minds at this point.
This women now joins the roll call of teacher sex scandals for 2009!