Megan Parris: Florida Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Student

Megan Parris is the former New Smyrna High School teacher who is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student. The town of New Smyrna is a city located just south of Daytona Beach in Florida.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the investigation into Parris, 28, began in March 2019. On October 17, Parris turned herself in to authorities.

The sheriff’s office said that authorities began investigating Parris after a student reported her alleged crimes to school officials. That student was not the victim. The victim is a 16-year-old male student. Since that report was made, in March 2019, Parris has not been allowed to teach.

Parris has been booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail on a $25,000 bond. Online records show that Parris has posted bail and has been released. Parris’ offense is listed as being “Unlawful sexual activity with a minor.”

The sheriff’s office said in the press release that their investigation has included interviews and search warrants for digital evidence. Authorities say that detectives have established probable cause that Parris had sexual encounters with the teen away from the school’s campus.

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