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Married Pennsylvania high school teacher arrested again for sexual relations in a car with a SECOND teenage student
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- Lauren Harrington-Cooper, 31, was arrested Thursday for having sex with a 17-year-old male student
- Married English teacher was also charged in December for sexual contact with a different boy, 18
- Harrington-Cooper teaches at Wyoming Valley West High School in Pennsylvania
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 10:07 EST, 10 January 2014 | UPDATED: 10:16 EST, 10 January 2014
A married Pennsylvania high school teacher was arrested again on Thursday, accused of having sex with a second teenage student.
Lauren Harrington-Cooper, 31, of Wyoming Valley West High School, faces new allegations that she sent racy text messages and had sexual contact with a 17-year-old boy starting in October 2013.
This arrest comes just a month after she was charged having sex with a different 18-year-old student in December.
Take two? Pennsylvania high school teacher Lauren Harrington-Cooper was arrested again on Thursday, accused of having sex with a second teenage student
Harrington-Cooper, of Kingston, Pennsylvania, is accused of meeting up with the teenager on several occasions after they sent each other text messages, then kissing and having oral sex.
The Citizen's Voice reports that the boy told authorities that he picked up the teacher at her home and they drove around for 90 minutes before kissing in the car outside her house.
After the pair continued to text they met up again and Harrington-Cooper allegedly performed oral sex on the 17-year-old student in a parked car.
The teacher was arraigned on $25,000 bail on Thursday. She was also released on bail of the same amount after her first arrest in December.
Court date: Harrington-Cooper was surrounded by reporters as she entered the court after her first arrest in December
That arrest came after the alleged
victim's parents found a sexually explicit conversation on a laptop
between Harrington-Cooper and the boy, 18.
The parents went to Wyoming Valley West High School and informed the principal of the material and Harrington-Cooper was arraigned on a single count of institutional sexual assault.
According to the Times-Leader, Harrington-Cooper, a ninth-grade English teacher at the school, told the victim's sister she thought he was 'hot.'
The boy obtained Harrington-Cooper's phone number from his sister and the pair exchanged text messages.
They agreed to meet up and Harrington-Cooper picked the boy up near his home several times during which they had sex and the teacher performed oral sex on the boy in the car.
The alleged incidents occurred beginning December 13.
Controversy: Lauren Harrington-Cooper (pictured with her husband) is a married high school teacher
Dancer: Harrington-Cooper's husband runs a dance academy and she is a sometime dance instructor
According to the Times-Leader, Harrington-Cooper admitted having sexual relations with the boy, whom she knew was a high school senior to investigators.
Harrington-Cooper is married to Raphael Cooper, owner of Cooper Dance Academy.
On December 19, he told the school's students and their parents that classes were cancelled due to 'a family emergency' via Facebook.
Later that evening, he wrote: 'After the holiday, I , Raphael Cooper will address all of the members of our studio as to our future. Please keep everyone in our family in your prayers as we confront the days ahead.'
Local high school: Harrington-Cooper teaches English at Wyoming Valley West High School
According to the Times-Leader, Harrington-Cooper was been placed under medical supervision after attempting to harm herself.
According to the Citizen's Voice, Harrington-Cooper graduated from the University of Scranton in 2005. In addition to being a high school teacher, she teaches dance at Body Language Studios in Kingston.