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Police Say Lengthy Island Instructor Had Intercourse With Teenage Pupil – NBC New York

A Long Island High School math teacher was arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student, police said.

Veronica Pezdan, 28, of Holbrook, was arrested Monday for third degree rape and endangering the well-being of a child, Suffolk police said.

Authorities said Pezdan had had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student at Shoreham-Wading River High School for the past two months.

Pezdan was awaiting charges on Tuesday. It was not clear if she had a lawyer to comment on the charges against her.

Newsday reports that Gerard Poole, superintendent of the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District, sent parents an email informing them that Pezdan would no longer be employed in the district.

Poole said in the email that Pezdan passed all necessary background checks before being hired. “Please be assured that the district will not tolerate and condemn such behavior,” he wrote. “The district is fully cooperating with the authorities.”