Teacher arrested after getting STD from studentBy Mason White 12:18 PM April 8, 2014
By: Aarav Sen
A teacher’s affair with her student became public after she got an STD from her student.
The drama teacher, who had an affair with the 16-year-old student, took him to a hotel during a weekend training course funded by her school.
While having sex with the student, the teacher, Kelly Burgess, 26, exchanged more than 12,000 texts with the teen in just seven months. Some of the texts included nude photos of the teacher.
The teacher of Newport, South Wales, learned that she had an STD, and asked the boy to get himself tested to see if she got it from him.
The relationship between the teacher and student was only discovered when the teen visited the clinic and told the nurse that he was having a love affair with his teacher, the Bristol Crown Court was told.
When the nurse explained that she had to follow protocol and report the inappropriate relationship, the teen panicked and attempted to rescind his statement.
However, the teacher was arrested and pleaded guilty to abuse of position of trust and sexual activity with a child.
The teacher walked free after she was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment suspended for two years. She was also banned from ever teaching again.
Burgess was also handed a two year supervision order and ordered to register as a sex offender.
The judge told the teacher that her parents sacrificed a lot for her education so that she can realize her dreams of becoming a teacher, and now she ruined it all as she will never be able to teach again.