A 22-year-old married chemistry teacher at Yukon High School has been arrested after police confronted her in her home.
Canadian County sheriff’s deputies arrested Hunter Day on Wednesday after learning about her alleged relationship with a teenage boy. She is facing complaints of second-degree rape, facilitating sexual contact with a minor and possession of child pornography.
Deputies began investigating after they were contacted by the boy’s parents. Evidence of the relationship was found on the boy’s phone, including explicit text messages and nude pictures.
“This is a classic case of a serious breach of public trust. School teachers are entrusted to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an unlawful sexual relationship with them,” said Chris West, a Canadian County sheriff.
Investigators say Day and the boy had been planning to get together on the day of the arrest. When deputies arrived at her home, they sent Day a message from the boy’s phone, saying, “I’m here,” to which they say Day responded, “The doors [sic] unlocked as usual.”
When they walked into the house, they found Day sitting on the living room floor with the lights turned off, candles lit, wearing a Christmas cat T-shirt and workout shorts. The woman then admitted to sending “bra and panty” pics of herself and said that she had received photos of the boy’s genitals.
“I’m no longer surprised by the people who commit these crimes because predators come from all walks of life,” said West.
It turns out that Day’s husband is a football coach at the high school, according to News 9.
During a press conference on Thursday, Yukon Schools Superintendent Jason Simeroth said he was heartbroken. Day is currently on suspension from teaching, pending an investigation.
She was booked into the Canadian County Jail. Her bond was set at $85,000.
Science teacher, 22, arrested for sex romp with teen boy student
Hunter Day, 22, a science teacher at Yukon High, was arrested by the Canadian County Sheriff’s on complaints of second degree rape, facilitating sexual contact with a minor and possession of child pornography pic.twitter.com/Tyu1ohrtq3
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