PLANO, Texas - A former Plano Senior High School teacher is out on bond after facing charges for sexually assaulting one of her students and sending nude photos of herself to him.
Alaina Ferguson, 23, was engaged to be married. But now, the wedding has been called off and is out of a job.
According to Plano ISD, Ferguson only taught at the school for two months as an algebra teacher before she quit in October. But it was in that short time that detectives say Ferguson met a 16-year-old student in one of her classes and began an inappropriate relationship with him.
According to an arrest affidavit, the relationship began around the start of the school year after the 16-year-old student wrote his Snapchat username on a test and handed it to Ferguson.
Shortly after chatting online, the reports state the two met up in Lewisville and had sex on a park bench. Two weeks later, she reportedly assaulted him again at a McKinney apartment that belonged to Ferguson's fiancé, who was out of town.
The affidavit says the two had intercourse at the apartment several times and that Ferguson provided the teen with alcohol.
The detective who wrote the arrest warrant noted that Ferguson told the teen “she knew it was not the right thing to do, but it felt right at the time. And that she was going to break it off with her fiancé because she didn’t feel anything with him.”
The arrest warrant says the last time the two had sex was in early November in the back of the student's pickup truck following a football game.
Youssef Badawi didn't have Ferguson as a teacher but says word of her arrest has been the topic of conversation at Plano Senior High.
“A friend of mine told me, and he heard from his friend. And his friend knew the guy who had relations with this teacher,” the student said.
“It’s kind of crazy. It’s scary that this could happen between a teacher and a child,” another student said.
“That’s very concerning to hear you're sending your child somewhere you think is safe,” said James Bishop, whose kid attends the school. “You want them to learn and get a good education but not that kind.”
Ferguson's bond is set at $100,000. As part of the terms of her release, a judge ordered that she must wear an electronic monitoring device, deactivate all of her social media sites and is prohibited from using the internet.