New Jersey teacher accused of having sex with student

JERSEY CITY -- A New Jersey teacher was arrested last week, accused of having sex with a student.

Lauren Mitchell, 32, of Lyndhurst, is being held on 150,000 bail. She was arrested June 19.

Mitchell teaches at the Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School in Jersey City. Investigators said Mitchell, who is a married second-grade teacher, had an encounter at her home with a 15-year-old girl who attends the school.

According to the prosecutor's office, several teachers at the school saw inappropriate interactions between the victim and Mitchell on a class trip and reported them to school authorities.

She is charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit investigated.
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