NEW YORK – A middle school teacher has been arrested after authorities said she had sexual trysts with a 14-year-old student in a Queens classroom after school.
Social studies teacher Melissa Weber was awaiting arraignment late Thursday on rape, sexual abuse and child endangerment charges. Prosecutors don't know whether she has a lawyer, and no telephone number can be found for her home.
Prosecutors say Weber had sex with the boy seven times at M.S./I.S. 8 this month and last. Prosecutors say the teen's mother heard about the liaison Wednesday and found hundreds of contacts with the 27-year-old teacher in her son's cell phone.
City Education Department representatives didn't immediately respond to e-mail messages Thursday night.
Weber faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.