A Florida woman who was John I. Smith K-8 Center teacher has been charged with having an inappropriate relationship and sex with a 15-year-old former student of hers told a Doral detective she was pregnant, said Rey Valdes, a Doral spokesman.
She was also released from Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after submitting bond. She did not tell detectives how many months she was pregnant or who the father is, Valdes said. Doral police and Miami-Dade School Board police have been investigating the allegations against Heiry Calvi, 41, since March.
She was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious battery; electronic transmission harmful to minors; unlawful use of a communications device; child neglect; offenses against students by authority figures; contributing to delinquency and possession of a firearm on school property.
Authorities were first told of Calvi’s relationship with the student in March, an arrest report read. The allegations were reported to J.C. Bermudez Sr. High School after a student showed others a video of him and Calvi having sex, police say.
According to arrest reports, a search of the student’s phone revealed nude pictures of Calvi and the student, a WhatsApp message thread where the two texted each other “I love you” and other romantic expressions, Calvi’s credit card being used for the student and an audio recording of the student telling an unknown person to deny knowing about his relationship with Calvi.
Police also say the two had been together at several places outside of school, such as Miami Beach. Calvi had been the student’s former teacher at John I. Smith K-8 Center, which shares the same campus as J.C. Bermudez High. “You should trust your children, but as parents you should always be cognizant of what your kids are doing and who they are hanging out with,” Valdes said.
Calvi has worked for the Miami-Dade school district since 2001 and has been at John I. Smith since 2005. During her years with MDCPS, the district says she has no history of discipline.
Calvi’s bond on the charges totaled $39,000, according to Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation records.