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A teacher at a Florida private boarding school enrolled in high school has been accused of having s*x with a student, including while in a car on the beach, lawmakers said on Tuesday.
Taylor J Anderson, a 38-year-old teacher at IMG Academy in Bradenton, surrendered on Monday for s*xual assault after school staff informed lawmakers of a possible s*xual relationship between her and a student in the last week at the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
An IMG Academy teacher has been charged with having s*x with a student, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
Aware of the pending charges and after evading detectives for days and leaving the state, Taylor J. Anderson surrendered Monday. https://t.co/YsDYuQQ2OV
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) September 21, 2021
“The IMG administration had heard rumors of an illegal report and quickly confronted the student to confirm if the rumors were true,” the deputies said in a statement.
The student, whose age and gender have not been disclosed by authorities, later admitted to having s*x with Anderson. She was not allowed to return to the school campus and was released shortly thereafter, lawmakers said.
A subsequent investigation revealed that Anderson communicated with the student directly via social media and text messages for several weeks. Investigators said the teacher picked up the student from her home in July and took her to the beach, where the couple “committed s*x acts” in Anderson’s car.
Anderson declined to speak to investigators, prompting MPs to execute search warrants on his home and others linked to his car and cell phone.
Evidence obtained during the searches, along with data from the student’s cell phone, led to an arrest warrant for Anderson, the legislature said.
Investigators attempted to execute arrest warrants at Anderson’s home in Manatee County, but she was not there, Sheriff spokesman Randy Warren told The Post on Tuesday. MPs then contacted Anderson’s lawyer to brief him on the allegations he was facing.
Anderson was released on Wednesday, the day after school staff learned of the possible s*xual relationship. He then made a brief trip out of state before going to justice for s*xual assault, traveling to meet with a minor and delivering harmful material to a minor, MPs said.
IMG Academy, a college for student-athletes in Grades 6 to 12, confirmed to the Post in a statement Tuesday that Anderson was immediately suspended as soon as staff learned of the allegations against a student.
“The next day, we fired Ms. Anderson,” the statement continued. “The investigation of the police being in progress, we are not able to provide more details for the moment. Our goal now is to support our student and his family.
According to the IMG Academy website, annual tuition fees for high school student-athletes start at $ 84,400 for sports like basketball and lacrosse in 2021-22. The package, which includes standard accommodation and restaurants, costs over $ 91,000 for high school golfers.