Okla. woman hired as emergency high school teacher accused of having sex with student

Posted at 5:24 PM, Nov 19, 2017

Two months ago, Hunter Day, 22, was featured as one of 1,500 people in Oklahoma given an emergency teaching license due to a statewide teacher shortage. 

Now, she is making headlines for a different reason. 

Day was arrested on Wednesday after law enforcement found cellphone messages police claim was meant to entice a high school student for sex, the Canadian County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

According to the Washington Post, police used the boy's cellphone to message Day to tell her the boy was on his way to her home. She also told the boy to "hurry up" because her husband was coming home from work. When law enforcement arrived, they claimed to have found Day on the living room floor by candlelight. 

“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, Canadian County Sheriff.

In a statement by West's office, investigators determined Day and the boy had already had sexual intercourse. Investigators also claimed they found text messages and nude photographs between West and the boy.

According to the sheriff's office, Day was fully cooperative, and admitted to having a sexual relationship with the boy.

Day was granted a teaching license only because the state is facing a teacher shortage. According to News 9in Oklahoma City, Day was hired to teach at Yukon High School for having a degree in science. 

According to News 9, emergency teachers in Oklahoma have as many 61,000 students.

Day was charged with rape in the second degree, possession of child pornography and soliciting sex from a minor using technology. Her bond was set at $85,000.