Police in Virginia said they have arrested a 24-year-old North Carolina teacher after she allegedly traveled to a suburb of Washington, D.C., last weekend to have sex with a 13-year-old former student.
Fairfax County, Va., Police said Kathleen Capitano of Shallotte, N.C., was charged with four felony counts of using communication systems to facilitate an offense against a child.
Capitano was arrested Saturday afternoon at a Herndon, Va., hotel, where she planned to meet the boy, police said. Capitano first met him in 2015, while working as a student teacher at a Herndon elementary school, according to police and school officials.
Fairfax County Public Schools spokesman John Torre told The Associated Press that Capitano was an intern teacher in 2014-15.
The Washington Post reported that investigators had met with the 13-year-old and his parents before Capitano arrived for the planned meeting.
Brunswick County, N.C., schools spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said Capitano had been placed on paid leave from her job as a middle school math teacher.
Authorities said additional charges are possible.