Middle school employee arrested for allegedly impregnating student

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Lamont Houston Credit: Manatee County Sheriff's Office

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida middle school employee is facing charges after he was accused of getting a student pregnant.

The Palmetto Police Department told WFLA that 31-year-old Lamont Houston was a graduation enhancement technician at Lincoln Middle School at the time of the alleged crime.

Authorities allege that Houston met the victim while at school and began seeing the girl off-campus.

According to WFLA, Houston has been charged with lewd and lascivious conduct on a child under 16 and child abuse for impregnating a child under 16.

Following his arrest, Houston resigned from the district.