PORT ORCHARD — A former Bainbridge High School science teacher, fired before the end of her first year on the job for having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student, was sentenced Monday to eight months in jail. Jessica M. Fuchs, 26, was given a suspended 29-month sentence for two sex offense counts she pleaded guilty to Monday — first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor and communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Her jail time will come from an eight-month sentence she received for witness tampering, which she pleaded guilty to as well. Fuchs will have to register as a sex offender and her attorney told Kitsap Superior Court Judge Leila Mills that Fuchs will not teach school again. Fuchs will attempt to serve the eight-month sentence in a work-release program. The Kitsap County Jail currently does not have such of program, but Fuchs might attempt to use a program in King County, where court documents say she lives. Fuchs told Mills that she was sorry, and she shared how being arrested and not being able to regularly see her toddler daughter has affected her. Fuchs said when she was arrested it was frightening but also was a relief. "Finally I got to start coming to terms with what I did, rather than hiding from it," Fuchs said, adding that it has been difficult to look in the mirror but that she is now able to because of sex offender treatment. Fuchs had denied any inappropriate relations with the teen, and when his parents applied for a protection order, Fuchs submitted a document to Bainbridge Municipal Court claiming she had passed a lie-detector test. The teen told Mills that now when he sees students talking to teachers he gets angry and wants to protect them. "I'm never going to move on from this," he said. His parents described a stinging betrayal. "I trusted you, and you lied to me, and encouraged my son to lie to me," the teen's mother said, adding that the teen had turned inward, has run away from home and locked himself in his room. Although Fuchs attempted to erase messages from electronic devices, investigators recovered some that showed Fuchs urged the teen to lie to police and his parents to protect her. "It's taken the youth out of him," the teen's father said. Before Mills sentenced Fuchs, she said the sentence could not undo the heartbreak Fuchs caused but said she wanted Fuchs to receive treatment. "We do not want another young person to experience the same heartbreak and problems going forward," Mills said in approving the Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative, which suspended the sentence for the sex offenses. "You were in a position of trust; your school was in a position of trust." In court documents, which Fuchs' attorney Jan P. Olson asked Mills to seal, Fuchs wrote that she had sexual relations three times with the student in February, and the two kissed in her classroom. Mills refused to seal the documents, saying the public's right to account for Fuchs' violation of trust outweighed Fuchs' privacy concerns. Prosecutors redacted most instances of the victim's name in the document, and the redacted copy was entered into the public court file. In the documents, Fuchs also wrote that her husband, who has since filed for divorce, on one occasion walked in as she was having sex with the youth and helped her erase evidence from their electronic devices. Fuchs said she had gotten close to the teen by playing computer games with him, texting with him and talking to him about his personal problems. A sexual deviancy evaluation found that Fuchs, whose maiden name is Stahl and who was a 2007 graduate of the high school, was at low risk to reoffend and would be amenable to treatment. However, the evaluation found that a "cause for concern" was that Fuchs used rationalization, blame-shifting and denial as "offense supportive attitudes." "She implies that her victim 'wanted it,' that it was not her fault.. and she appears to think that the biggest problem is that she got caught, rather than her victim was damaged," wrote Bill Lennon, a forensic mental health evaluator for Bellevue Community Services Inc., a private counseling practice.