Chicago Tribune reporter Carlos Sadovi reports that Chicago Public School teacher Bridgette Miller, 39, was charged with having sex with one of her students. (Posted on Aug. 9, 2013)
High school teacher accused of having sex with student in classroom
By Carlos Sadovi
6:13 PM CDT, August 9, 2013
A teacher at Chicago Vocational Career Academy was ordered held on $150,000 bail after being charged with having sex with one of her students, prosecutors said.
Bridgette Miller, 39, got the 17-year-old boy’s cell phone number from another student and the two began texting each other, prosecutors said.
They met for the first time on March 17 and had sex behind a Walgreen’s near 87th and Cregier Avenue, prosecutors said. Then on March 22, the boy and the teacher had sex in the teacher’s classroom, prosecutors said.
Police found text messages that mentioned sex between the two, prosecutors said.
Miller, of the 1100 block of North Hamlin Avenue, is charged with criminal sexual assault, prosecutors said.
According to the school’s website, Miller is a medical technology teacher at the school, 2100 E. 87th St. The boy was in her class.
Chicago Public School officials said Miller resigned from the district on June 1. Officials were unable to provide any additional details.