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Utah teacher defends relation with student, says she helped improve his grades

Published Apr 8, 2016, 10:50 am IST
Updated Apr 8, 2016, 10:50 am IST
Utah teacher Brianne Altice weeps in court. (Photo: AP)
 Utah teacher Brianne Altice weeps in court. (Photo: AP)

Utah: A teacher who was jailed after she conceded to her illicit affair with three of her students has defended her relationship with one of them, according to a report in the Independent.

The 36-year-old Utah-based teacher, Brianne Altice, defended her relationship with the concerned student on grounds that she helped him improve his grades and it wasn't an illicit one.

She was sentenced to 30 years of imprisonment for sexually abusing her students.

Earlier, Altice was booked on a range of charges and a lawsuit was also filed against her and her employer David High School by one of the victim’s parents.

However, in her defence Altice said, “ My intentions weren’t malicious and my relationship with the boy wasn’t felonious. The boy approached me to share his personal problems and in the process I helped him improve his grades."

Owing to lack of resources, Altice didn’t hire a lawyer; however, she said in her defence, “I have never been reprimanded by the school authorities for my conduct in the classroom.”

Location: United States, Utah


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