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TAMPA, Fla. A former elementary school dance teacher has been sentenced to two years of house arrest for speeding away after her car hit and killed two young Florida brothers last year.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jennifer Porter of Land O' Lakes pleaded guilty in August to leaving the scene. Thirteen-year-old Bryant Wilkins and his three-year-old brother Durantae Caldwell were killed.

Porter could have faced up to 15 years in prison if convicted at trial, but a judge said Porter had a clean police record and underwent extreme trauma at the time of the accident.

Porter also must serve three years probation, perform 500 hours of community service and receive psychiatric treatment.

The children were black and there have been complaints that Porter got off lightly because she is white.

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