Danbury High School Science Teacher Accused of Sex With Student Goes to Court

A 24-year-old chemistry teacher at Danbury High School .accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student and giving him alcohol appeared in Danbury Superior Court on Monday to answer to charges. 

Police said they began investigating Kayla Mooney in February after high school administrators contacted them and she turned herself in to police around 5 p.m. on March 31.

Mooney, who is accused of having sex with the student on two separate occasions, was charged with second-degree sexual assault and distributing alcohol to a minor. 

She has been on paid administrative leave since February. 

Mooney is due back in court on May 27.

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