New details emerge about teacher's affair with student

A teen-age student fathered the baby of a Sparks High School teacher during a five-month affair last year, new court documents allege.

Diane Flanary, 32, who last month resigned her teaching post, is under a criminal investigation for her alleged involvement with the 17-year-old boy.

Flanary and the boy had sex before and after she separated from her husband last July 1, claims an affidavit by Washoe County School District police Sgt. Mike Mieras.

The boy acknowledged that the two have discussed ''how wrong it was for them to have a sexual relationship and that she could lose her job over it,'' the document adds.

The affidavit was submitted to Reno Justice of the Peace Fidel Salcedo along with a request for an order that saliva samples be taken from Flanary and her daughter, born Jan. 25.

''The samples from Ms. Flanary and the baby will be compared with those of her husband, Rocky, and the student to determine who is the father of the child,'' Chief Deputy District Attorney David Clifton told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

Clifton said he expects the DNA analysis to take about two weeks.

Last June, Flanary told her husband about the affair. The couple then separated, and she moved into her own apartment, the affidavit says.

The student told Mieras last week that he had sexual relations with Flanary several times at her Reno home, then at her apartment after she and her husband separated.

The boy said he first had sex with her in March 1999, although he was aware she was married and had two children. He had sex with her again in May and July, he said.

Sometime last summer she told the boy ''that the baby was his,'' according to the affidavit.

They had known each other for two years when the boy was a student in Flanary's class and a teacher's aide for her during the 1998-99 school year.

Flanary bought a watch for the teen and gave him money, the affidavit says.

The baby was born in Reno with heart problems and is being treated at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco.


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