Christine Bennett is a high school teacher in Perry, Florida who has been arrested for an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student and has been charged with a felony.

Christine Bennett
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The 24-year-old Christine Bennett (mugshot photo above), is a social studies teacher at Taylor County High School in Perry, Florida and a resident of the city which is near the Florida panhandle.

According to a report in the Tallahassee Democrat, quoting the Taylor County School District Superintendent, a parent alerted school authorities as to the alleged improper relationship between Bennett and a student. The paper further reports that the student said he and the teacher were “involved.”

The Perry Police Department then conducted an investigation of the allegations of an “inappropriate relationship” which is still ongoing. Christine Bennett turned herself in when an arrest warrant was issued.

According to the Perry News Herald she admitted to investigators she had been in a sexual relationship with the student. She was booked into jail at Taylor County Jail and was charged with one count of sexual battery, a felony charge for the alleged sexual contact with the student. She has since been released on $30,000 bond.

Few details of Christine Bennett’s bio and background have been released. According to the school district Web site she taught American history and world history. After her arrest the Taylor County School System suspended her without pay.

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