A TEACHER has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a pupil, 16, after an « X-rated video » was shared on TikTok.
The 20-year-old substitute English teacher, Ayanna Machelle Davis, was held in Florida last Friday for having sex with an underage student.
One of their encounters was allegedly shared on TikTok and shown to students at the school, including a large group of football players.
This prompted one student, who suspected abuse, to contact the authorities.
Polk County Public Schools Superintendent Frederick Heid said: « The charges against this person are disgraceful and a complete violation of the trust that teachers build with their students.
« There is no room in our schools for this type of conduct. »
He added: « We expect substitute teachers to uphold the same high standards of conduct and professionalism as our full-time educators. »
Sheriff Grady Judd said: « This is a clear violation of sexual battery laws.
« She was in a position of influence over the victim, and she took advantage of that for her own twisted pleasure. »
Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) Special Victims Unit arrested Davis for having unprotected sex with the unnamed student four times.
Davis, who was working at Lakeland High, in Lakeland Florida, as a substitute teacher from the staffing agency Kelly Education Services, reportedly admitted to having unprotected sex with the student.
The PCSO said that it began investigating the teacher on Friday December 3 after a Lakeland High School student informed Lakeland Police Department School Resource officers about a video showing Davis and student having sex.