A San Jose high school teacher has been arrested over allegations she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student at her school -- making her the second female teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area to be arrested within the last two weeks for allegedly having sex with a male student.

Police say 32-year-old Trudy Hill, a San Jose resident and English teacher at the city's Santa Teresa High School, surrendered to detectives at police headquarters on Thursday. During their investigation detectives say they determined that Hill had used her "position of authority" to exploit the teen into a sexual relationship, which allegedly began in August and lasted into last month.

Hill is facing charges of oral copulation and sending harmful matter to a minor, both felonies under California law. After her arrest she posted bail and was released.

School officials 'shocked and disturbed'

In a statement provided to KTVU-TV, Chris Funk, the district school superintendent, wrote that school officials were “shocked and deeply disturbed” by the allegations against Hill. “We want to assure the community that the safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority,” the statement said. Funk also said in the statement that Hill has been placed on leave.

Arrest comes after similar case in nearby Fremont

The arrest of Hill comes two just two weeks after a physical education teacher at Washington High School in nearby Fremont was arrested on allegations she had sex with an underage male student.

In that case, police arrested 32-year-old Corine Audiat, who was also a swim coach at the school, on Thanksgiving Day after getting a tip just a day before that she was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a student.

Investigators say Audiat and the teen began communicating earlier this year, with their conversations becoming more inappropriate and, according to police, the two eventually had sex. Audiat has been placed on unpaid leave, with school officials saying she won’t be returning to the school.