A Texas teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student turned herself in to police Wednesday.
According to KTRK, Alexandria Vera, 24, of Houston is accused of sexually abusing the boy, who was an eighth-grade student in her English class at Stovall Middle School last summer. Vera said she was impregnated by the teen but had an abortion after Child Protective Services questioned her, according to court documents.
Vera, who said she and the boy "love each other," claims his family supports their nine-month "relationship" and was excited about the pregnancy, KTRK reports.
One student, who was not named, told KTRK that the teen "grabbed (Vera's) butt, and everybody saw it. And then they were talking about it,” the student said.
According to KHOU, one neighbor, who also was not named, said the boy "was always over (at Vera's house) and she always told (neighbors) it was her brother."
Neighbors also said Vera, who has a 4-year-old daughter, often had teens at her house.
"There was drinking in the front," one neighbor said, according to KHOU. "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."
KHOU reports that Vera has been released on $100,000 bail. The Aldine school district said she was placed on administrative leave when allegations were made in April.
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