Court Refuses to Take Teacher Off Probation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A former Tampa teacher convicted of having sex with a student is going to remain on probation for now.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a request from Debra LaFave to let her off probation while the court considers taking up her case.
A trial judge agreed to take LaFave off probation early, but an appeals court in August reversed that decision. LaFave appealed to the state Supreme Court and asked to remain off probation until a decision was made.
The state Supreme Court turned down LaFave's request. This means she must continue to abide by the conditions of her probation.
LaFave pleaded guilty in 2005 to having sex with a 14-year-old boy. She received no jail time but was scheduled to remain on probation until 2015.


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