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Jupiter teacher arrested for sending sexy texts to student

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JUPITER, FL (WFLX) - Police say a 29-year old teacher gained the trust of one of her 14-year-old English students and then started making strong advances.

Geneva Henry of North Palm Beach resigned as soon as the principal found out about text messages from an anonymous student. Police say the 14-year-old victim says he received both MySpace messages and text messages.

Some saying, "I want to rip all of your clothes off and have sex with you to the point of ecstasy."

And, "I want to kiss you all over."

Most of the text messages were sent while Henry was at school working.

Jupiter Christian released this statement:

"As soon as the school was made aware of the inappropriate communication, Mrs. Henry's employment was immediately terminated. She was instructed not to have any interaction with any of our students."

While talking to police, Henry said that she was being treated for an unnamed illness and that is why she sent the sexually explicit messages. The victim says it never went any further than texting. Henry is charged with lewd and lascivious conduct.

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The Jupiter Police Department arrested a former Jupiter Christian English teacher for sending a student inappropriate text messages.

Investigation revealed Geneva Henry, 28, had been sending a student inappropriate text messages through "MySpace" since December 2008.

When administrators from Jupiter Christian School confronted Henry prior to the police investigation, Henry asked to resign from her position as a teacher and admitted that she had sent those messages.

Today, Henry surrendered herself at the Palm Beach County Jail where she was charged with Lewd and Lascivious Conduct.

Jupiter Christian School released the following statement after Henry's arrest:

Jupiter Christian School is aware that a former teacher, Mrs. Geneva Henry, was arrested today due to inappropriate communication with one of our high school students. While Mrs. Henry initially denied to school administrators any type of sexual communication with the student, she did ultimately concede that she had "inappropriate communications with a student." Based upon the Probable Cause Affidavit there is no evidence of inappropriate physical activity with this student.

As soon as the school was made aware of the inappropriate communication, Mrs. Henry's employment was immediately terminated and she was instructed not to have any interaction with any of our students, parents, or JCS employees.  Additionally, she was forbidden to come onto JCS campus at any time. The school notified the required authorities and the school is fully cooperating with the investigation.

Prior to Mrs. Henry's employment at Jupiter Christian School we completed a thorough background check which included the submission of fingerprints for screenings by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, as well as drug/alcohol testing, and personal and professional references.

Leslie L. Downs
President
Jupiter Christian School

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