Former New Symrna teacher sentenced to 30 months in prison for having sex with student

Megan Parris pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual activity with minor

Megan Parris

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A former New Smyrna Beach High School teacher has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for having sex with a student.

Megan Parris, 30, pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual activity with a minor after she surrendered to police in 2019 for sexual misconduct with her 16-year old student.

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Parris faces two and half years in prison, followed by 10 years of sex-offender probation.

The judge also ordered she surrender her teaching license, undergo a mental health evaluation and have no contact with minors.


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