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Florida teacher arrested for hiding missing teenager in home for days

Florida teacher Kelly Simpson's mugshot
Florida teacher Kelly Simpson arrested after missing teenage girl found in home . Charlotte County Sheriff's Department

A high school teacher in Florida found her teenage girl, who had been reported missing, was arrested on suspicion of hiding in his home for several days. she said.

Investigators were trying to locate a minor who had been missing since August 12 when the boy's parents informed 31-year-old teacher Kelly, who was in the Simpson port of her home. I received a tip that led them to Charlotte's house. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said.

Police found her teenage girl in her home on Wednesday, Simpson obstructing custody of minors. was arrested as

Simpson picked the boy up from an unknown location and hid it inside her house, according to the sheriff's office.

Simpson said Wednesday he was detained for $5,000. Prison records show.

The Charlotte County School District subsequently suspended Simpson from his position at Charlotte High School, the district said in a statement to WFTX.

"Charlotte County Public Schools takes incidents like this very seriously," the statement said. “Student safety, protection and well-being are top priorities.”