Former Charlotte County teacher accepts plea deal for hiding student inside her home

Writer: Carolina Guzman
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A former Charlotte County teacher will serve five years probation for interfering with the custody of a minor.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Kelly Simpson pleaded no contest to the charges on Thursday.

As part of Simpson’s plea deal, she can no longer educate children, will serve five years probation and will have to serve 100 hours of community service. In addition, Simpson must pay $916 in court fees.

Last year, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office discovered Simpson kept a missing 15-year-old boy in her Port Charlotte home while deputies searched the area for days. 

According to a report from the sheriff’s office, Simpson lied about the teen being in her home when he should have been at school. 

The report said Simpson knew the teen had been reported missing and endangered.

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