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Danbury Fires Teacher Charged With Sex Assault Over Certification

Kayla Mooney has been fired from her job at Danbury High School.
Kayla Mooney has been fired from her job at Danbury High School. Photo Credit: Danbury Police Department

DANBURY, Conn. – A female teacher at Danbury High School charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student has been fired, according to the News-Times.

Kayla Mooney, 24, was fired because she failed to maintain her certification, the News-Times said. Kim Thompson, director of human resources and legal counsel to the Board of Education, confirmed the news Tuesday with the News-Times.

Mooney, who was a first-year science teacher at Danbury High, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of second-degree sexual assault and providing alcohol to a minor. But her lawyer said he had not received evidence requested from the prosecutor and asked for a delay.

Mooney, who did not enter a plea, was placed on leave on Feb. 10 and arrested on March 31.

Mooney is now due to be arraigned May 27 and faces 10 years in prison if convicted.

Read the full story about the firing here at the News-Times website. 

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