Two Florida high school students who found out they each were having a sexual relationship with the same teacher told the man’s wife about the affairs, officials said.
But it wasn’t until a mutual friend — in whom they each confided in — brought the girls together.
The two girls, ages 16 and 17, confronted French’s wife, Alexandra French, also a teacher, and showed her photos and text messages to prove the affairs, WJXX/WTLV reported, citing a school district investigation report.
French resigned from his position in May. He faces two felony charges. He pleaded not guilty and remains free after posting bond.
His wife was arrested and charged with resisting arrest without violence.
French denies having sex with the students, according to his attorney.
“He is maintaining his innocence across the board,” attorney Melinda Patterson told the Florida Times-Union.
The district’s report says one of the students met French in April 2017. Shortly thereafter, the two began messaging on Twitter, including sending nude photos.
French and a student also met on a nearby college hiking trail where they kissed, according to the report. Days later, French and the student had sex in a classroom.
That student continued having sex with French after she graduated, according to the district report. She ended it when she met someone else.
The other student met French in science class in 2014, the report states. French and the girl allegedly had sex in his car during the high school homecoming game.
The two students said they wanted to tell his wife because they were afraid he would find other students, according to the report.