THE woman involved in the teacher-student sex scandal at a top school is believed to be married with two children.
Some time in March, the teacher in her 20s, was seen crying in school and she quit her job abruptly.
She has been accused of having sex with one of her students when he was only 15. The student is now 16.
The police confirmed that a report was filed and investigations are ongoing.
The teacher, her student and the school cannot be named in order to protect the identity of the student. He was still a minor when he reportedly first had sex with his teacher.
The New Paper understands that the teacher was in charge of a sports team that the boy is a member of.
She allegedly had sex with the teen on more than one occasion.
It is believed that the boy's parents found out about the close relationship between their son and his teacher after a school trip,and complained to the school.
The principal of the school could not be reached for comment.
Parents from the top school were shocked to learn about the incident.
One parent, who declined to be named, told TNP: "When I read about the incident, I was hoping that the teacher would not be from my son's school.
"This is so shocking.What has become of our teachers today? She is an adult and an educator. I certainly do not expect such behaviour from her.
"Even if the boy could not control himself, I expect the teacher to exercise some kind of self-control and respect." Another parent said: "I thought such incidents happen only in the US. Obviously the school's sex education programme isn't good enough.
"Blame it on social media and the Internet, which expose our children to sex at an early age.
"My son is only 14 and I can see that his friends' Facebook accounts have lots of sexual content."
Right values, morals
Madam Esther Leow, 44, who has a 16-year-old daughter studying in another top school, said: "It's frightening to learn of such behaviour from teachers. In the past, our teachers were expected to teach us the right values and morals.
"I have observed how teachers and students are not as respectful of one another as before. They can scold and complain about one another."
Another parent, who wanted to be known only as Mr Lee, felt that the relationship could be a sign that our society has changed and people are more liberal.
Mrs Jennifer Tan,who is in her 30s, said: "This is too shocking. I hope this will never happen to my son.
"I am very disappointed when I read about teachers having sex with their students. What has become of our society today?
"I never expected such behaviour from a teacher, what's more, one from a top school. I'm very worried for my son's future.
"I feel that schools should constantly check on their teachers' code of conduct to minimise, if not prevent, such incidents from occurring again."
This is the second reported case of a female teacher who allegedly had sex with her student.
In 2009, a married female teacher, then 32, was the first woman here to be jailed 10 months for having sex with an underage boy.
The boy, then 15, was a former pupil of the primary school where she taught.
This article was first published in The New Paper.