MIAMI – A South Florida high school student has been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking following an incident with one of his school's teachers.
Miami Sunset Senior High School student Jordan Sotomayor, 18, was taken into custody on Wednesday.
According to investigators Sotomayor was actively pursuing the teacher for a year. The teacher teaches intensive reading and math. Local 10 News is not releasing her name to respect her privacy.
Local 10 News has learned the teacher tried, unsuccessfully, the entire year to get Sotomayer to back off. A number of students who know Sotomayer and the teacher said they were aware of what was going on.
Several teens said it was a pattern, that Sotomayer had pursued female students in a similar fashion as he's accused of doing to the teacher.
The arrest comes during a difficult week at Sunset High School. The school's principal, Dr. Lucia Cox, resigned Wednesday after photographs shared by students on social media showed deplorable conditions on campus.
Photos of mold in juice boxes, dirty bathroom stalls, a roach in a bathroom and discolored water from a faucet were among the images shared on various sites.
Sotomayor has been charged as an adult.
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