HOUSTON -- A former Spring High School teacher accused of having sex with a student last year has been sentenced to four years of probation.

Deanna Higgins pleaded no contest Monday to an attempted improper relationship. The 16-year-old boy was in her biology class.

She also has to give up her teaching license.

The boy's mother said she's upset that Higgins wasn't more severely punished.

She's very lucky she got off this way because what she did she deserves many years, many, many years of jail time, she said.

The mother said she had to move her son to a new school because many of his classmates blamed him for what happened.

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