Alexandria Vera was known by her students as the “cool teacher” over her allowance of cellphone use in classroom. But now the 24-year-old is also suspected of being romantically involved with one of her students, a 13-year-old boy.
Vear was fired as a teacher at Houston area learning institution, Stovall Middle School, after being charged with continuous sex abuse of a child. As of this writing, she has not reported to custody.
“She was having a lot of kids in her home,” one neighbor said. “There was drinking in the front. We always found beer bottles and beer cans on her side of the lawn and half of the [teens] did not look older than high school, maybe.” Harris County prosecutors said Vera had sex and got pregnant by a 13-year-old boy who was also her student. The victim turned 14 after the alleged crimes. “That kid was always over [at Vera’s house] and she always told [neighbors] it was her brother,” said one neighbor, who did not want to be identified. Vera sometimes had as many as five teenage boys over at one time, according to neighbors.
During an open house in the fall, Vera claimed she was introduced to the victim’s parents as “his girlfriend.” She also told investigators the boy’s family accepted the relationship, invited her to family gatherings and became “very supportive and excited” when told Vera was pregnant with the victim’s child in January, according to court records. But when Child Protective Services showed up at the school to question Vera and the victim, she said she got nervous and later had an abortion. h/t 12news
Vera is mother to a 4-year-old daughter.
Vera said she and the victim “love each other,” according to court documents. They had sex almost daily for nine months, Vera told investigators. She said the two met in summer school, then grew close the following school year.