Elisha Joy Kingsley is a former teacher in St. Petersburg, Florida who has been arrested and charged with a felony for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old male student whom she first befriended at the school where she taught.

Elisha Joy Kingsley

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The 39-year-old Elisha Joy Kingsley (mugshot photo above) is a former teacher at Canterbury School of Florida a private school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

According to 10 NEWS, quoting the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office it is alleged that Kingley and the alleged victim, a 16-year-old male student — whom she first met and befriended at the school — started texting each other in June of this year using a phone app. It is further alleged that they got together in a various locations in Pinellas County. Police alleged that Kingsley and the boy engaged in sexual activity in early July.

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Unit arrested Elisha Joy Kingsley and she was booked into jail and charged with with one count of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.

The report goes on to note that the investigation is ongoing with the possibility of additional victims because Kingsley, as a former teacher had had contact with students.

As for Elisha Joy Kingsley’s bio and professional background, no additional details were reported. Fox 13 quotes an official statement from Canterbury School of Florida, her former employer, which stated in part that she had “resigned before this information became available to us, however once we were made aware of the information we immediately reported the matter to DCF as required by law.”

Check back for updates on this developing story.