West Orange High School
A former Essex County teacher of the year was spared prison time Monday, after admitting to having sex with a 15-year-old student.
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.