Teacher Busted After Teen Boy Found Driving Her Car

A former Idaho high school teacher was arrested for allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a teenager after the boy was found driving home in her car because she was “too drunk to drive,” the New York Post reported.

Jessica Lawson, 36, is facing felony rape of a minor and other related charges following an incident on the morning of November 6 when a Saint Anthony Police officer pulled over her vehicle for not having visible taillights and discovered a teenage boy behind the wheel, according to the East Idaho News.

Lawson, who previously taught at South Fremont High School, was not in the vehicle at the time.

The teenager told the officer that Lawson let him drive because she was too drunk, according to court documents. While the officer drove the teen home, the boy admitted that he had been using marijuana.

Later that day, the boy’s parents called the officer who took him home to report that their son admitted that Lawson picked him up the night before and took him to her house. The teen told his parents that Lawson got drunk and he got high before they eventually engaged in inappropriate relations.

According to police statements, Lawson eventually admitted to the boy’s mother that she picked him up and drove him to her home where she got him drunk. Lawson also admitted that there was marijuana in her house, but denied getting the boy high or that “anything else had occurred.”

Lawson was charged with two felony counts of rape of a victim between 16 and 17 when the perpetrator is three or more years older. She was also charged with delivery of a controlled substance, a felony, and dispensing alcohol to a minor, a misdemeanor.”

Lawson is being held at Madison County Jail on a $250,000 bond.