When you become a teacher, you are supposed to play a big role in helping a child grow while keeping them safe.
Not every teacher, however, honors those unwritten rules.
Some go on to abuse their position and the very children in their care by taking advantage of them.
We’re going to take a look at some of the most shocking and upsetting affairs female teachers had with their students.
Some lost their friends, some lost their husbands, and all of them lost their freedom for what they did.
Florida Department of Corrections; Debra is pictured above in a mugshot
Debra Lafave was a Tampa, Florida teacher who preyed upon one of her 14-year-old students.
She had a brand-new husband when she decided to start the affair with her middle schooler, but that didn’t matter to Debra.
Facebook; Brianne is pictured above in court
Brianne Altice was a married mom of two and an English teacher in Utah who took advantage of three different 16 and 17-year-old students at her school.
She blames her poor self-esteem for her choices.
Twitter; Pamela is pictured above and she still maintains her innocence
Although Pamela Smart wasn’t a teacher, she worked as a media coordinator for a school in Hampton, New Hampshire.
Given her job, she had access to children, and that’s how she met her 15-year-old victim, whom she allegedly convinced to help murder her husband.
Mary Kay Letourneau
Twitter; Mary Kay is pictured above
When Mary Kay Letourneau started her relationship with a 12-year-old student, she was a married 6th-grade teacher.
She ended up getting pregnant by her student and continuing the relationship.