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UPDATE: Texas teacher impregnated by student, 13, turns self in

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UPDATE: HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy who impregnated her has surrendered at a suburban jail.

Harris County authorities had issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Alexandria Vera, an English teacher in the Aldine School District. The boy was an eighth-grader she met last summer.

She appeared Wednesday at the jail in adjacent Montgomery County. Sheriff's spokesman Brady Fitzgerald says Vera posted a $100,000 bond and was released.

Court documents show the boy's parents didn't object to their relationship. She told a school district investigator they were "very supportive and excited" when she disclosed her pregnancy. The probable cause document said she aborted the pregnancy after a child welfare investigator questioned her.

PREVIOUS STORY: Students remember Alexandria Vera as the “cool teacher” who let kids at Stovall Middle School use cellphones in class. They also long suspected her to be romantically involved with an eighth-grader.

Vera, 24, is charged with continuous sex abuse of a child. She has not yet been arrested.

Harris County prosecutors said Vera had sex and got pregnant by a 13-year-old boy who was also her student. The victim turned 14 after the alleged crimes.

“That kid was always over [at Vera’s house] and she always told [neighbors] it was her brother,” said one neighbor, who did not want to be identified.

Vera sometimes had as many as five teenage boys over at one time, according to neighbors.

“She was having a lot of kids in her home,” one neighbor said. “There was drinking in the front. We always found beer bottles and beer cans on her side of the lawn and half of the [teens] did not look older than high school, maybe.”

According to court documents, Vera said she and the victim “love each other.” They had sex almost daily for nine months, Vera told investigators, according to court documents. She said the two met in summer school, then grew close the following school year.

During an open house in the fall, Vera claimed she was introduced to the victim’s parents as “his girlfriend.” She also told investigators the boy’s family accepted the relationship, invited her to family gatherings and became “very supportive and excited” when told Vera was pregnant with the victim’s child in January, according to court records.

But when Child Protective Services showed up at the school to question Vera and the victim, she said she got nervous and later had an abortion.

Vera already has a 4-year-old daughter. Neighbors said they have not seen either for days.

A man answered Vera’s door Tuesday and said he did not know where she went. Police have a warrant for her arrest.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Aldine ISD said Vera has been on administrative leave since last month and that the district is in the process of terminating her employment.

In a statement, school district officials said:

"Aldine ISD has been made aware that charges have been filed against a former Stovall Middle School teacher involved in inappropriate behavior with a male student. When the allegation was made in April, the teacher was immediately removed from the school and placed on administrative leave. Aldine ISD Police investigated the incident and turned their findings over to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The safety and security of Aldine ISD’s students and staff remains a priority of the school district."

WXIA contributed to this story

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