Delaware Math Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

Police say they began to investigate Donovan Garvin, 37, a teacher at Smyrna High School, after someone found a cellphone containing communication between him and a 15-year-old student.

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    Smyrna Police

    A math teacher at a Delaware High School was arrested on Monday after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student. 

    Credit: Smyrna Police

    Police say they began to investigate Donovan Garvin, 37, a teacher at Smyrna High School, after someone found a cellphone containing communication between him and a 15-year-old student.

    The relationship between the two allegedly began during the last school year. Police say the girl is a sophomore and was once one of Garvin’s students.

    Garvin, who lives in Smyrna, was arrested on Monday. He is charged with sexual abuse of a child and other related offenses. He was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center after failing to post $780,000 secured bail. The Smyrna School District also placed him on leave. He is currently not allowed to have contact with any students.