BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A special education teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport charged with sexually assaulting one of her male students has resigned, the school superintendent announced Wednesday.
Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, was charged with second-degree sexual assault on Tuesday.
"Although Mrs. Ramos’ submitted a letter of resignation ... the Bridgeport Public Schools had already initiated termination proceedings under the Teacher Tenure Act. Mrs. Ramos tendered her resignation in lieu of continuing such termination proceedings," Superintendent Aresta L. Johnson said in a statement.
"Please be assured that the safety and welfare of our students is our main priority at Bridgeport Public Schools, and we make every effort to ensure the ongoing safety of our students," Johnson said. "We take seriously all allegations of inappropriate conduct which threatens the well-being of our students, and such misconduct will not be tolerated."
A student told school officials that Ramos had been having a sexual relationship with one of her special education students, police told the Connecticut Post. The relationship was reported on June 9, and police interviewed Ramos on June 12, when she denied having a sexual relationship with the 18-year-old male student, according to the Connecticut Post.
When police interviewed Ramos again, she admitted to having a sexual relationship with the student from December 2016 to April 2017, according to the Connecticut Post.
Ramos, who is married and the mother of a young child, was released on $50,000 bond. She is due to appear in court on June 28.
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