By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
A high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student in her classroom during school hours. Jennalin Garcia-Calle, a 28-year-old teacher at Plainfield High School, was arrested in Florida on Thursday after she fled New Jersey when she found out the relationship was discovered. Police found her at the Recovery Institute of South Florida, a drug and psychiatric treatment center that also facilitates healing for sexual compulsivity and depression.
She was charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree child abuse.
The student told a family member about the relationship which is said to have started in December. The police were then notified.
Garcia-Calle is being held on $200,000 bail in Florida, awaiting extradition to New Jersey.
She has been placed on administrative suspension and had been teaching math at the school since 2008. She earned a salary of $50,00 last year. The sex encounters took place in her classroom during school hours, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J Romankow told mycentraljersey.com. 'What made this particularly...unusual is that they actually had sex in school, in her classroom when classes were in session,' Romankow said. 'Evidently they blocked the windows and locked the door.'