‘Disgraceful’: Snapchat video shows substitute teacher having sex with student, sheriff says

POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Polk County substitute teacher was arrested Friday after deputies said she sexually battered a student.


Detectives said the investigation began after a Lakeland High School student told them about a video on Snapchat showing the teacher and another student having sex.

Investigators say 20-year-old Ayanna Davis of Lakeland admitted to having sex with a student on four separate occasions off campus.

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Sheriff Grady Judd said Davis used her position of authority to take advantage of the student.

“She was in a position of influence over the victim, and she took advantage of that for her own twisted pleasure,” Judd said.

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Polk Schools superintendent Frederick Heid said that substitute teachers are held to the same standards as full-time teachers.

“The charges against this person are disgraceful and a complete violation of the trust that teachers build with their students. There is no room in our schools for this type of conduct,” Heid said.

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Davis was booked into the Polk County Jail on charges of sexual battery by custodian and offenses against students by authority figure and is being held on $60,000 bond.

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Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.