Science teacher married to HS football coach nailed for child porn and tryst with underage student

It’s a sad day when police admit crimes like this no longer surprise them.

A married Oklahoma teacher was taken into police custody after being accused of having an affair with one of her students, but that’s not all.

Yukon High School science teacher Hunter Day, 22, was arrested on charges of of second-degree rape, possession of child pornography and facilitating sexual contact with a minor, according to KWTV.

“Yukon Public Schools were informed late Wednesday afternoon, November 15, that an employee of the district was arrested for engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a high school student,” Dr. Jason Simeroth, the superintendent of Yukon Public Schools, said in a statement to the media.

Image: Screenshot, KWTV

Day, who is reportedly the wife of the school’s football coach, was caught in a sting operation conducted by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Department after the victim’s parents reported explicit pictures from Day found on the boy’s phone.

On the day she was arrested, Day planned to meet with the victim in her home, and when deputies arrived they used the boy’s phone to text her and say “he” had arrived.

“The doors [sic] unlocked as usual,” she responded, according to KWTV.

When police entered the residence they found Day on the floor in a Christmas cat t shirt and workout shorts. She had the lights off and candles lit.

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Day admitted to the charges and that she had sent “bra and panty” pictures to the victim and he had sent photos of his genitals to her.

Police took a photo of her the way she was dressed when they arrived.

Image: Canadian County Sheriff’s Office

“I’m no longer surprised by the people who commit these crimes, because predators come from all walks of life,” Canadian County Sheriff Chris West told KWTV.

“This is a classic case of a serious breach of public trust,” he said. “School teachers are entrusted to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an unlawful sexual relationship with them,” he said.

In a statement on Twitter, Yukon Public Schools called Day’s actions “a very poor decision” and said that none of the school’s “security checks revealed anything that would have alerted the district to the possibility of this event.”

Image: Screenshot, KWTV

That might be because, according to News 4, Day, who had no teaching experience, was hired via an emergency teaching certificate.

The relationship was discovered by the victim’s parents after they searched his phone because they had noticed his behavior changed.

“On the phone are text messages between the school teacher and the underage male,” West told News 4.

“It led us to believe that there indeed was a unlawful sexual relationship that transpired. We also learned that there was information indicating that there was going to be additional meets,” he said.

That is when they began the sting operation.

“We went ahead and contacted the school teacher, acting as though we were the student. Asked if the meet was still on, she indicated it was,” he said.

“Inside the living room, sitting on floor with the lights turned off in the living room, with candles lit was Hunter Day,” West added.

A month prior to her arrest, Day was profiled by KWTV in a story titled “Journey Of An Oklahoma Emergency Certified Teacher.”

“I’m ready to just get them here,” Day said at the time. “I’ve done all the planning I can do.”

Day said that she choose to leave her previous career path in order to “have more family time.” But she expressed concern that the students would not listen to her because of her age.

“I think my biggest concern when I first traveled down this route was behavior management,” Day told KMTV. “I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to manage the kids or that they would look at me and see how young I am and think ‘oh, well you’re just a kid too and I don’t have to listen to you.'”

But one cryptic quote truly stands out in the wake of the allegations she currently faces.

“I think I like it more than I could have anticipated,” Day said at the time.

In the October story Simeroth referred to Day’s hiring as “a blessing.”

“These emergency certified people are people that had a desire to come from something and help people,” he said. “We have them from elementary to high school, they’re teaching science and social studies and pre-K just everything and they wanted to be here, they wanted to be here for those kids.”

Scary.

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