Notorious ex-teacher Mary Kay Letourneau back in jail in Seattle

Notorious ex-teacher Mary Kay Letourneau back in jail in Seattle
Vili Fualaau (left) and Mary Kay Letourneau (2011 file photo)
SEATTLE - Mary Kay Letourneau, the former schoolteacher who sparked a major local scandal in the 1990s by having sex with her sixth-grade student, is back in jail in Seattle.

She was arrested on a warrant and booked into the King County jail on Monday morning for failing to appear in court for a suspended driver's license case. Bail was set at $5,000.

The notorious Letourneau made international headlines back in the late 1990s after she was convicted of raping a 12-year-old who had once been her student in the Highline School District. She became pregnant with his baby and wound up spending years behind bars.

She and her former student, Vili Fualaau, ended up getting married nine years ago after her release from prison. They have two daughters - a 15-year-old and a 14-year-old.

Now 50, Letourneau became a grandmother two years ago when the oldest son from her first marriage had a daughter.