Grand Prairie high school teacher allegedly runs off with student

Photo: Grand Prairie Police Department

Grand Prairie police are on the hunt after Michael Perez, 25, and Amy Botton, 16, who have been accused of having an improper teacher-student relationship, ran off together around Sept. 22, 2016.

The Grand Prairie police are on the hunt for 25-year-old math teacher Michael Perez and a 16-year-old student, Amy Botton.

A statement released by the Grand Prairie Independent School District says Perez “has been removed from all duties and prohibited from being on district property.” Grand Prairie is about 15 miles west of Dallas.

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“If true, this is a reprehensible violation of an educator’s responsibility to students. Betraying a child’s trust is outrageous,” said Susan Hull, school superintendent. “We urge law enforcement to take the strongest possible action as soon as possible.”

Perez is accused of having an improper relationship with Botton. The pair ran off around Thursday, likely in a 2011 black Toyota Camry, license plate CS8-G465, or a 2014 grey Toyota Camry, license plate DDP-1381.

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