Authorities in Oklahoma arrested a 22 years old teacher for having an inappropriate relationship with one of her students after boy’s mother uncovered evidence of the illicit affair on his cellphone. Hunter Day, who teaches science at Yukon High School, was charged with second-degree rape, facilitating sexual contact with a minor and possession of child pornography. Day, who is married to one the high school’s football coaches, was hired to teach for first time by Yukon Public School District through an emergency teaching certificate despite fact that she had no experience. She recently appeared on a news segment discussing emergency teaching certifications in Oct. “This is a classic case of a serious breach of trust. School teachers are entrusted to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an unlawful sexual relationship with them” Canadian County sheriff Chris West said. Investigators told Day and her student arranged to meet up Wednesday, but police showed up instead after being tipped off by boy’s mother. When they arrived, they sent a message from his phone, to which Day responded “The doors unlocked as usual.” When police entered her home, she was sitting alone with lights turned off, with candles partially lighting the dark room. Upon questioning, teacher admitted to sending “bra and panty” pics of herself as well as receiving images of the boys genitals. “This behavior was representative of a very poor decision by a person entrusted with teaching our students. The safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority. Yukon utilizes application references, interviewing protocols and state background checks prior to hiring any employee in the district in an effort to protect our students” Superintendent Dr Jason Simeroth told in statement. Simeroth continued on to tell there were was nothing to suggest such an incident would occur when district went through the hiring process with Day. Science teacher was being held at Canadian County Jail in lieu of $85’000 bond.

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