Charges were filed only last week after police learned that Cross and the teen had a child together in 2015 that was kept secret until a tipster called the teen’s father and broke the news.
The tipster said “Did you know you’re a grandfather?”
The two even posted about their relationship on social media.
Text messages between the two confirmed their relationship.
“It was a straight failure from the system,” said the teen’s father. “From the school and definitely from the police.”
Cross resigned her teaching position in January, 2015.
Laura Lynn Cross, 36, was indicted on three counts of sexual battery. She is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.
“It was a straight failure from the system. From the school and the police, definitely,” the boy’s father told Cleveland’s Channel 5 News.
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