Police: Shrub Oak teacher found making out with teen

A Lakeland High School teacher was arrested Friday after she was allegedly found kissing and caressing a 16-year-old student in a parked car.

According to police, 24-year-old Stephanie Gross was making out with the student in the parking lot of an Elmsford restaurant around 1 a.m. Police say the two were just returning from New York City when they were discovered at the Morteletti Lane location.

Gross is charged with misdemeanor sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. The social studies teacher was also barred from school property.

Students say they are not shocked about the arrest. Many say Gross acted more like a student than a teacher. They also claim she was involved socially with teens at the school.

School district officials say they are offering counseling to the student involved.

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