Stephanie Peterson, a 27-year-old former New Smyrna Beach Middle School teacher, was arrested after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student. She sent him nude photos and used to pick him up at 11:30 pm from his house. Peterson was arrested on two counts of lewd or lascivious battery and one count of transmission of harmful materials to a minor.
The 14-year-old ended up telling his mom what was going on.
“So she’s planning on doing something with it,” Peterson messaged the student after finding out his mother knew.
“I hate you,” Peterson said, according to the sheriff’s report. "So much,” she added.
Then she wrote: “Pleas [sic] tell her it was the worst decision of my life and I know it was and idk where my brain was but that I somehow fell in love with you briefly and idk why and I’ll never be the same person because of it.”
She asks: “Should I call her?!??!”
Peterson then pleaded: “Delete everything.”
She pleaded guilty and could serve a minimum of 5 years with a max of 10 years.