A former Essex County teacher of the year was spared prison time Monday, after admitting to having sex with a 15-year-old student.
A former Essex County teacher of the year has admitted having sex with a 15-year-old boy enrolled in an honors class she taught.
Erica DePalo faces aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endangerment charges.
Erica DePalo, the Essex County Teacher of the Year in 2011, is accused in a school sex scandal. And now students are buzzing at West Orange High School, where DePalo teaches 9th and 10th grade Honors English.