‘KID TRYST’ TEACHER ARRESTED
Kelsey Peterson, a 25 year old middle-school teacher, has been arrested in Mexico, and the 13 year old boy she allegedly ran away with has been turned over to relatives there. Peterson, who also coached basketball at the Lexington Middle School and eighth grader Fernando Rodriguez, a former student in her sixth grade math class, were apprehended without incident Friday evening. The FBI transported Peterson back to the United States early yesterday. The couple fled on October 26 after learning the police were investigating their relationship. Peterson is charged with kidnapping, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She also faces federal charges, including transporting a minor across state lines or a foreign border for sexual activity.