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Florida teacher arrested after alleged sexual molestation involving 3 students

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A Hialeah schoolteacher was arrested for allegedly sexually molesting three students over the past decade.

Police say Jeanette Barbara Valle-Tejeda ,41, faces several charges, including offenses against students by authority figures, engaging in a sexual act with a child and multiple counts of lewd and lascivious battery involving a child.

According to investigators, three past students came forward and claimed she engaged in sex acts with them at her home and other schools where she taught.

According to the arrest report, the victims claimed Valle-Tejeda groomed them and invited them over to her house where she allowed them to spend the night.

Valle-Tejeda had been employed with Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 20 years.

A spokesperson for Miami-Dade County Public Schools released a statement that reads, “Miami-Dade County Public Schools is deeply disturbed about the allegations made against this individual. As soon as the claims surfaced last month, the employee was removed from the school setting and Miami-Dade Schools Police launched an investigation. The District will be terminating her employment, and she will be prevented from seeking future work with this school system.”

Valle-Tejeda is being held without bond.