SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA.com) — Prosecutors announced Monday that charges against a teacher accused of having sex with two teenage students have been dropped.
KCAL9's Crystal Cruz spoke with Amy Bramlett, who said she is trying to move on with her life and is working on forgiving the teenagers who accused her of the crime.
According to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office, Bramlett was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old and 17-year-old male students who attended Indian Springs High School.
Officials explained the charges against Bramlett were dropped three months after the arrest occurred, as the alleged victims recanted their stories.
"The first alleged victim made the allegations when he was being interrogated for breaking in and vandalizing, stealing thousands of dollars from Ms. Bramlett's home," said Attorney Michael Scaffidi. "He was facing first-degree burglary charges when these allegations came up, so he clearly had motivation to be dishonest."
A representative from the District Attorney's Office was not able to comment whether charges were field against the alleged victims.
However, Christopher Lee commented in a written statement: "Based on a follow-up investigation conducted by our office, at this time we are unable to move forward with the case. Therefore, our office has dropped all charges against Ms. Bramlett without prejudice."
"I'm just very thankful for my friends and family who have supported my children and myself," Bramlett added. "I hope to continue my career in education."
According to the education district, details still need to be worked out regarding her return to the classroom.
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