In a statement, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said, "This woman was a trusted member of this community who was responsible for the education and well-being of students, instead she violated that trust."
Chronister added, "As a parent, I am disgusted and hope she faces the full consequences of her actions."
According to the Tampa Bay Times, since the arrest, Melton has been suspended. Head of School Sara Rubinstein wrote in a statement obtained by the news outlet, "Ms. Melton has had an unblemished teaching record and we have not had any concerns about her conduct prior."
The Carrollwood Day School is reportedly a private, international school for students age 2 through 12th grade.