New Jersey second-grade teacher accused of having sex with teen student

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Lauren Mitchell
Lauren Mitchell

JERSEY CITY -- A New Jersey teacher is being accused of having sex with a teenage female student.

Lauren Mitchell, 32, of Lyndhurst, is being held on 150,000 bail. She was arrested June 19.

Mitchell teaches at the Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School in Jersey City. Investigators said Mitchell, who is a married second-grade teacher, had an encounter at her home with a 15-year-old girl who attends the school.

According to the prosecutor's office, several teachers at the school saw inappropriate interactions between the victim and Mitchell on a class trip and reported them to school authorities.

Mitchell is charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit investigated the case.