Passaic teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student

A Passaic math teacher was arrested Monday for having a sexual relationship with a student.

Police say 28-year-old Maria Saco was carrying on a yearlong sexual relationship with her 15-year-old student. Prosecutors say the two met in a summer school class where Saco taught the boy.

School officials would not comment on their colleagues arrest. Some students say rumors of the affair were circulating for months. They also say the affair was not confirmed until Saco was suspended without pay.

Saco is being charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor. Her arraignment is on Friday.

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