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Judge reinstates Lafave’s probation

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A judge Thursday morning reinstated the probation for notorious former teacher Debra Lafave.

As part of a plea deal, Lafave was sentenced to three years house arrest and seven years' probation.

Lafave pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd and lascivious battery for having sex with a 14-year-old boy.

Last year, a judge decided to let the new mom off probation early, but in August, another judge reversed that decision – putting her back on probation on Dec. 19.

Lafave appealed it to the Florida Supreme Court, asking to end it all together, but it denied that request.

Thursday her probation was officially reinstated. She must now complete four years and two months remaining.

While she was off probation, Lafave -- speaking to reporters outside -- said she had been taking care of her mother, who has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time.

"I was so fortunate I was able to take her to chemo treatment and spend the night with her," she said.

Moving forward, her attorney says the Florida Supreme Court will look into her probation issues. 

"We're hopeful we receive a favorable ruling in the next 6 months to year from the Supreme Court and that should finally conclude things," said Lafave's attorney John Fitzgibbons.

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