Affair revealed when victim's parents discovered explicit messages on his computer
Assistant DA said they wanted to send a message out that this will not be tolerated
By PAUL THOMPSON and RACHEL QUIGLEY
Last updated at 1:04 AM on 18th February 2012
An elementary school teacher has been jailed for 40 years for having sex with a 14-year-old student.
Shannon Alicia Schmieder, 39, was told she will have to serve 20 years - by far the toughest sentence ever handed out by a U.S. court to an educator accused of underage sex.
Legal experts said the jail term was the same for manslaughter and other serious crimes
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