Ohio Teacher Sentenced to Jail for Sex with Female Student

Brooke Rosendale, a fifth grade intervention specialist and volleyball and basketball coach in Ohio, was been sentenced to three years in jail.

The ruling came down on Wednesday, after Rosendale pleaded guilty to a sexual relationship with a 13-year old female student.

According to an arrest report (obtained by People Magazine), the Riverdale School employee engaged in sexual contact with the unnamed teenager in January and February of last year.

The incidents did not happen on school grounds, the document states.

Based on this same report, Rosendale (who was convicted on a charge of third-degree felony count of sexual battery) was not the teacher of the girl with whom she slept.

Instead, the two met via the school’s extracurricular programs.

Rosendale, who resigned her position one months after this inappropriate relationship ended, must now register as a Tier 3 sex offender going forward.

She also must pay $ 225 in restitution to the family of her former student.

In court, Rosendale’s attorney, Peter Halleck, said his client has accepted responsibility for her actions and has expressed remorse to him on multiple occasions.

However, Hancock County Common Pleas Judge Reginald Routson, the judge who oversaw the case, came across as skeptical that Rosendale truly understood her actions.

“You stepped across a line, a taboo that cannot be violated,” Routson said, according to court records.

He added:

“There cannot be any sort of relationships between teachers and students and you betrayed a very important trust.”

Rosendale apologized Wednesday to the parents of the student, who appeared in court but did not wish to make a statement in public.

“I want to apologize to the family,” she said. “I know I hurt them and I apologize.”

Rosendale got engaged in July of 2016 and was scheduled to get married on November 4, 2017, per a section on

It’s unclear at this time whether or not Rosendale went through with the wedding.

In March of 2017, the teenager’s parents reported these sexual incidents to the school district.

After the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office launched a criminal investigation, Rosendale resigned from her position.

She has also relinquished her teaching certificate.


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Florida Teacher Arrested for Giving Student Sex, Drugs

A Florida middle school teacher has been arrested due to an allegedly inappropriate relationship with one of her 14-year old students.

According to Volusia County Sheriff’s Department, Stephanie Peterson Ferri was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious battery, along with one count of transmission of harmful materials to a minor.

The details behind these charges are pretty gross.

Authorities say the 26-year old science teacher at New Smyrna Beach Middle School started a sexual relationship with an eighth grader in November.

Police were alerted to this sordid situation on Tuesday, February 27 after the student (who is a minor and therefore unnamed in this report) told his parents about these naked encounters.

The young teenager told officials that the relationship began after Peterson sent him a bunch of naked photos of herself.

It was then taken further when the two would start meeting late at night, with Peterson picking up her sexual prey at his home around 11 p.m. on various nights and dropping him back off around 1 a.m.

Police also allege that Peterson bought this individual marijuana and smoking pipes.

At one point, the victim’s grades started to slip as a result of this romance, which only prompted Peterson to tell him that he couldn’t tell anyone about what was going on, lest they get in major trouble.

But the 14-year old finally realized that only his teacher would actually get in trouble for her misdeeds.

Peterson was arrested yesterday and booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail.

She is being held on a $ 25,000 bond.

As you can see below, this case has elicited quite the range of emotions and reactions on Facebook.

Some people think Peterson is disgusting, others think the young man was anything but a victim in this situation.

Here’s a look at the wide range of responses:

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Peterson reportedly began teaching as a substitute teacher in this same school district in 2010, prior to becoming a full-time teacher in August of 2013.

She started teaching at New Smyrna Beach Middle School three years later.

School district spokesperson Nancy Wait says that Peterson resigned on Monday for “personal reasons.”

Per the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page:

Detectives are asking parents to talk to their kids, and anyone with information about any additional potential victims is asked to contact the VCSO Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.


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Student Claims Airline Forced Her to Flush Emotional Support Hamster Down Toilet

A Florida college student says she was left in tears late last year after a Spirit Airlines employee said she wasn’t permitted to bring her emotional support hamster on board a flight.

Yes, her emotional support hamster.

Before you laugh at this story, however, keep reading down below. It’s actually pretty sad…

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According to The Miami Herald, Belen Aldecosea, a 21-year old from South Florida, was flying home from college due to an urgent medical issue in November.

She says she checked with Spirit on multiple occasions prior to the day of her flight and was assured that the hamster, Pebbles, would be allowed on the plane.

(Yes, Belen also says, a doctor certified the hamster as an emotional support companion. We assume this means she had a note from the physician.)

However, upon arriving at the Baltimore airport, Aldecosea was told the opposite.

She was told that Pebbles could not accompany her on her trip.

With no friends or family members anywhere in the area, and being too young to rent a car, Aldecosea says she was at a loss about how to proceed.

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She claims an airline employee suggested she flush Pebbles down a toilet.

“One of the representatives started giving me little tips like, ‘Oh you should just leave her, or flush her down the toilet,’” Aldecosea told The Herald.

She didn’t want to murder little Pebbles, but Aldecosea explained to the newspaper that she didn’t have “any other options.”

Therefore, crying uncontrollably, she went through with the recommended act, figuring it was more humane than releasing Pebbles outside, only for him to eventually get hit by a car.

“She was scared. I was scared,” Aldecosea told the publication. “It was horrifying trying to put her in the toilet.”

We can only imagine.

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Aldecosea has hired an attorney and is considering filing a lawsuit against Spirit Airlines for the conflicting information that she says led her to flush her emotional support pet.

In response to Aldecosea’s allegation, Spirit released the following statement on Thursday:

After researching this incident, we can say confidently that at no point did any of our agents suggest this Guest (or any other for that matter) should flush or otherwise injure an animal. It is incredibly disheartening to hear this Guest reportedly decided to end her own pet’s life.

Our reservation representative, unfortunately, did misinform the Guest that a hamster was permitted to fly as an emotional support animal on Spirit Airlines.

When the Guest appeared with the hamster at the airport, our agents offered and the Guest accepted an opportunity to take a later flight, so she had time to find other accommodations for the animal.

Our records indicate she was scheduled to take the 10:39 am flight on Nov. 21, but ended up taking the 7:42 pm flight that day.

We did offer the Guest a voucher for the inconvenience, but we never heard back from her.

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Missouri State Student Emails Every “Claudia” on Campus to Correct Tinder Mistake

A Missouri State student named Hayden accidentally swiped left on a beautiful female student named Claudia’s Tinder profile, and responded by sending an email to every single Claudia with a plea to let him undo his mistake.

Is this adorable? Creepy? Both? You’ll have to read and decide for yourself.

And, of course, then there’s the intended Claudia’s response.

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“Hello all Claudias of Missouri State,” his email begins.

We don’t know how many Claudias that includes. It’s a great name with a great history, but kind of rare.

Even rare names can crop up a lot when you’re talking about a student body population of about 26,000 students.

“First off, my name is Hayden, and I made a rookie mistake on Tinder. I accidentally swiped left on Claudia’s profile (left is bad), and I really wanted to swipe right.”

Oh gosh.

Claudia Tinder Profile

“If Tinder provided last names, this would be much easier, but it doesn’t, so I have to describe the profile to you.”

This is taking those old “missed connection” stories and adding another layer. Color us intrigued.

“The age next to her name was 20, but in her bio it said she was actually 18 and didn’t know how to change it.”

It sounds like they have similar proficiencies in using Tinder. Kind of a promising start to their relationship?

“The pictures she provided had some with her friends and her mom in them. In her bio she said some of her friends were single and if anyone liked them better that’s fine but they couldn’t have her mom (had me deat btw).”

Yeah that’s genuinely funny.

Claudias Email 1

“So, like I said, I meant to swipe right but that didn’t happen.”

That can happen to anyone if they’re just flipping through profiles and make the motion one time too many by mistake, but maybe he’s 

“My instagram is Hayden.Moll if you want to look me up.”

He has almost no photos on there. It’s hard to tell if he sanitized his profile just for the occasion or if he just needs to get better friends if he wants an Instagram profile that’s going to grab a thirsty fellow student’s attention.

“I’m just asking, if this is your profile that I described, please message me back with ‘right’ or ‘left’ just so I know if you’re interested or not.”

Like a do-it-yourself Tinder. Amazing.

Claudias Email 2

But what is he hoping to get out of all of this?

“If you choose ‘right’ we could totally get some doughnuts or something but if you choose ‘left’ that’s cool too. No worries!”

That’s a polite thing to say. In part for politeness but also because, well, sometimes when men feel rejected they respond with murder. Hayden was good to include that reassurance.

 “If it’s none of you Claudias and you know even more Claudias, spread the word please. It would be much appreciated!”

Well, the young woman in question did reveal herself. Her name is Claudia Alley.


Public responses have ranged from comments admiring the story to finding humor in it to others disparaging them or the entire idea of meeting someone through an app.

“He was smitten..”

“He was desperate to meet her because he could just sense she has a great personality.”

“She just wants to know who does his eyebrows.”

“Um, stalking?”

“That twink is out of his league.”

“I feel sorry for people out there that cyber stalk someone before and rely on screens during courtship.”

“No dear, not creepy at all.”

Claudia Alley

What matters, though, is what Claudia thinks of all of this.

Apparently, she’s not only entertained by the story going viral — she’s also amused enough by his endearing email that she’s agreed to go out to get doughnuts with him.

A lot of the time, viral relationships like this fall apart. You know what else falls apart? Non-viral relationships. Not everybody clicks.

That doesn’t mean that we need to start singing a funeral dirge for this “relationship.” They’re literally just going out for doughnuts.

We would point out though that Hayden seems to be pretty tall and Claudia is either exclusively friends with Amazonians or is extremely short. Sometimes height differences are the secret ingredient that make relationships click and stick.

We hope that they’re both better at a doughnut date than they are at using Tinder.


Teacher, 44, Caught “Romping” in Car With 13-Year-Old Student

A teacher named Rachel Gonzalez was arrested after a boy’s father caught her and his son “romping” in her car.

While other teachers have been arrested for sexually preying upon their students, this story is particularly unsettling.

Because the teacher was 44 and the son … was 13.

Rachel Gonzalez Mug Shot

The only silver lining to this disgusting story is that Rachel Gonzalez was caught and arrested.

An underage student’s father notified Bay City, Texas police of an inappropriate relationship between his 13-year-old son and a 44-year-old teacher.

We hope that we don’t have to explain why the boy’s name has been withheld.

The teacher’s name is Rachel Gonzalez.

Apparently, what first clued in the father was discovering conversations on the teen’s phone about their inappropriate sexual relationship.

We can’t imagine how horrifying it must be to discover that your very young son is being preyed upon by a much, much older sexual predator.

It must be even more chilling to find that the woman in question has been entrusted with the care and well being of hundreds of children.

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It appears that Rachel Gonzalez may not be the boy’s teacher.

The school district reported that it had received “a report of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student at one campus and a BCISD teacher from another campus.”

Given that there are reports of Rachel Gonzalez having been (at least at one time) a fourth grade teacher, that makes sense.

(Fourth graders, folks, are typically 9 or 10, not 13)

“The District immediately involved the Bay City ISD Chief of Police in order to evaluate the report, and quickly turned the matter over to the Bay City Police Department for a full investigation.”

According to Bay City police documents:

“During the investigation Detectives got a search warrant to seize and access the phone belonging to the victim. At that time, they were able to locate evidence indicating there was an improper relationship and Detectives requested warrants for the arrest of Gonzalez.”

They served those warrants on December 22nd. Rachel Gonzalez was then super arrested.

“She was transported to the Matagorda County Jail where she was booked in on charges of On-Line Solicitation of a Minor and Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student.”

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And, in case you’re worried about this woman seeing the inside of a classroom instead of a jail cell, the school district also added:

“The teacher in question resigned from BCISD prior to the District learning of the allegations.”

The school district’s Board of Trustees President released an additional statement:

“While I cannot provide additional information at this time that could possibly compromise the legal process underway or the safety and well-being of BCISD students.”

The Board President then added:

“I want to assure our parents and community that student welfare is our top priority. We are committed to providing a safe school environment for BCISD students and staff.”

We should note that there are a few things that are unusual about this case:

-The scope of the age difference.

-That she appears to have been a teacher from another school altogether.

-The extent of the victim’s youth, because 13 is (usually) barely pubescent. We may be talking about a 7th grader, here.

It’s horrifying. We wish that we knew what sort of screening process schools should implement to prevent the hiring of sexual predators.

All that we can really suggest is that, for prospective teachers who think that they might be attracted to future students: perhaps, like diabetics who dream of becoming bakers, they should pick another profession before they ruin some student’s life.