Weird News

Former Teacher of the Year Arrested for Sex with Student
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

In 2011, teacher Erica DePalo was awarded the Essex County, New Jersey Teacher of the Year award. On Friday, DePalo was arrested after being accused of taking part in a sexual relationship with one of her students. The student, 15, was one of her Honors English students. Students at the school where DePalo works were shocked by the claims made against the teacher.

“I was kind of shocked,” Arnold Ajondo said. ”I was a little surprised. She was really close with the students and we all liked her. She was always there after school if you ever needed any help.”

  
What
Where


DePalo has been charged by police with second-degree sexual assault, first-degree aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. It is believed that the relationship between the teacher and the student began on June 15 and came to an end just last week.

A statement was released by the West Orange School District about DePalo’s arrest, which said, “The district has taken strong action by suspending the employee immediately and indefinitely. The school district will cooperate with the prosecutor’s office in every way.”

“She was interesting and she was fun and she made me want to go to class,” said Evan Cumming, a former student. “She never seemed like (someone who would do) the allegations I’ve heard. It doesn’t seem like something she’d do.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




DePalo is employed at West Orange High School and has been there since 2003.





 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience

USA-CA-Oakland

Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney with portable business

USA-VA-McLean

McLean office is seeking an immigration attorney with $500,000+ in portable business.

Apply Now

Commercial Litigation Attorney with 4+ years of experience

USA-IL-Chicago

Chicago office of our client seeks commercial litigation attorney with 4+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Litigation Associate (Junior to Mid-Level) - Medical Malpractice - Garden City, NY

USA-NY-Garden City

Defense firm seeking junior to mid-level associate for Garden City office to fill Medical Malpractic...

Apply now

Experienced Insurance Defense Attorney Needed

USA-NY-Bohemia

Insurance Defense firm (with 15 attorneys in Suffolk and Mineola location), seeks attorneys with 5+ ...

Apply now

CIVIL LITIGATION ATTORNEY - Employment

USA-CA-Fresno

Lang, Richert & Patch a Fresno area AV-rated law firm located in the highly desirable Fig Garden Fin...

Apply now

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

USA-TX-Houston

INSURANCE DEFENSE / TRANSPORTATION LITIGATION Law firm located in North Houston seeking an associ...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top