By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:52 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 15:03 BST, 8 September 2020
Maryland high school health teacher Stephanie Walzl, 26, has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor and a fourth-degree sex offense
A Maryland high school teacher has been accused of sexually abusing her student beginning when the girl was just 16 years old and exchanging nearly 70,000 text messages with her.
Stephanie Walzl, 26, who taught health and physical education at Reservoir High School in Fulton and coached the women's lacrosse team, was arrested last week on counts of sexual abuse of a minor and a fourth-degree sex offense.
The Howard County Police Department launched an investigation into Walzl in June, after receiving a report about her alleged relationship with a student.
Over the past three months, detectives have gathered evidence of an inappropriate relationship