A Florida middle school teacher had sex five times with a 14-year-old boy she taught and appeared naked in photos on his cell phone, police said Friday.
Stacy Lynn Hooks, 38, admitted she had intercourse with her student three times and engaged in oral sex twice in their five encounters, according to a police report cited by Highlands Today.
Investigators said they discovered two nude pictures of her and a collage of her butt on the boy’s phone. Hooks was arrested Thursday and charged with lewd battery, electronic transmission of material harmful to a minor and travelling to meet a minor to engage in unlawful sexual conduct.
Hooks is a 15-year veteran elementary and middle school teacher from Sebring, which is about 85 miles southeast of Tampa. She has taught since 2012 at Hill-Gustat Middle School, where the website lists her as a science teacher.
Officials with the School Board of Highlands County placed her on administrative leave ahead of a Tuesday vote on whether to suspend her without pay and an investigation that could lead to her firing, the local newspaper reported.
A phone call to Hooks’ home wasn’t answered Friday night and she didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment or the name of a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.
Investigators with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office received word Monday of inappropriate contact between her and a middle school student. Deputies said she revealed in an interview Thursday that the pair struck up a relationship in May 2015 and last had sex Feb. 5.
Detectives asked any other victims or those who may have information about the case to contact the sheriff’s office’s special victims unit. Hooks was incarcerated on a $625,000 bond after her arrest.