Breanna Hernandez has been identified as the 27-year-old teacher in Henderson, Nevada that was arrested on Monday, January 14, on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of lewdness with a minor, and two counts of luring a minor.
According to reports, the Clark County School District Police Department arrested Hernandez on Monday, January 14, following an investigation that was launched in November 2018. The investigation into Hernandez was launched after inappropriate messages were exchanged between Hernandez and an unidentified Basic Academy of International Studies student.
After being arrested, Hernandez was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of lewdness with a minor, and two counts of luring a minor.
Hernandez was fired by the Clark County School District in 2015. Following the launch of the investigation, Hernandez’s employment status was changed to “assigned to home”, said police.
As for why there has been such a significant increase in instances of teachers having inappropriate relationships with students, researchers believe that technology is to blame.
According to a report from the Texas Education Association, smartphones make easy for teachers to privately text and talk with students and also make it possible for teachers and students to share explicit images.
SESAME (Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation) President Terri Miller echoed that sentiment, stating “before cell phones, we knew who our kids were talking to” but today, “kids have their own phones, they’re taking them to bed, and parents need to watch more.”
Hoffman has been one of many teachers to be charged for inappropriate conduct. Over the course of just a few months, teachers across the United States have been charged, tried, and convicted of various abuse and sex crimes.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
That is all the information available at this time. This article will be updated with new and relevant information should it become available.