UPSON COUNTY, Ga. - A 47-year-old kindergarten teacher has been arrested after she was accused of having a relationship with a 14-year-old boy.
Jennifer Robinson was charged with five counts of child molestation and five counts of aggravated child molestation involving the teen.
Authorities say Robinson is a teacher at Upson South Elementary School and the victim is a student at Upson Middle School.
Upson County Sheriff Dan Kilore said the two had an ongoing relationship from July 1 to Feb. 21.
Robinson had her first court appearance Wednesday and is currently still in custody.
News traveled quickly on social media that Robinson was allegedly involved in an inappropriate relationship with the middle school boy.
The Upson County sheriff confirmed it was Robinson's classroom computer, left on while she was out, that alerted a professional.
“Someone else in the classroom heard the notifications, went over to shut the computer down and noticed that there were some improper communication between her and a young man,” Kilgore said.
Monday afternoon, the district was alerted. Channel 2 has confirmed Robinson has since resigned.
“She's a mandatory reporter; the law requires her to do that and so she fulfilled her obligation.
Sheriff's investigators were swiftly brought in,” Kilgore said. “By Monday evening, investigators say the boy confirmed and Robinson confessed.”
Parents Channel 2’s Wendy Corona spoke with are shaking their head over how this could happen.
“I'm hoping for the kid's sake that, you know, justice is served, I guess,” parent Catherine Moody said.