A woman named "Randi" who once received a "teacher of the year" award has been arrested after allegedly performing oral sex on a student.
Randi Chaverria, 36, a teacher at Round Rock High in Texas, US, is accused of romping with the unnamed student several times this term.
Ms Chaverria, who was awarded Secondary Teacher of the Year in May 2018, also exchanged texts with the student, which supported claims she performed the sex acts on him, KVUE-TV reports.
She reportedly resigned from her post after the revelations came to light, with the student claiming Chaverria performed oral sex on him twice in October, the TV station added.
She has now been charged with conducting an improper relationship with a student, according to reports, and has been banned from returning to the school campus.
Local media say Chaverria handed herself over to Williamson County Jail and has since been released after posting bond. She is yet to enter a plea.
Receiving her teacher of the year award last year, Chaverria said: "The most important role of a teacher is to help shape future generations to become successful members of our community.
"More than any curriculum I teach my students, I hope that they will walk away from my classroom thinking of ways that they can make a difference in their community and impact the lives of others for the better."
The school district said it would cooperate with authorities, adding: "Safety is the top priority," local media reports.
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Round Rock High School Principal Matt Groff reportedly told parents that Chaverria had passed a state background check prior to being hired — and had solid prior employment checks.
He added: "Ensuring a safe and secure learning environment requires partnership between students, parents, campus and district staff, as well as law enforcement."
She is "not permitted to return to the campus" Groff explained, and she had "elected to take leave" before the allegations surfaced.
Education authorities in Texas have found that the number of sexual relationships between teachers and students is rising.
They recorded 442 in 2018-2019, compared to 429 and 302 in previous years.
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