On Wednesday, a married 22-year-old teacher in Yukon, Oklahoma was arrested for allegedly having sex with a male teenage student.
Yukon High School science teacher Hunter Day was arrested on charges of second-degree rape, possession of child pornography, and facilitating sexual contact with a minor by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Department, according to Fox News.
The authorities were made aware of the alleged relationship after the student's parents found explicit text messages and photos from Day in their son's phone.
Day is said to be married to the school's football coach.
According to reporting from local news station KWTV, Day was caught when officers posed as the boy via text message and told the teacher he had arrived at her house for their meet-up.
“The doors [sic] unlocked as usual,” the teacher responded via text.
"When investigators entered the home, Day was sitting on the floor of her living room with candles lit and all of the lights off, authorities said. She was also reportedly wearing a Christmas cat T-shirt and workout shorts," reports Fox.
Day admitted to authorities that she had received photos of the boy's genitals and that she has sent "bra and panty" photos to the minor.
“I’m no longer surprised by the people who commit these crimes, because predators come from all walks of life,” said Canadian County Sheriff Chris West.
“This is a classic case of a serious breach of public trust,” he added. “Schoolteachers are entrusted to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an unlawful sexual relationship with them.”
The official Twitter account for Yukon Public Schools released a statement on the disturbing matter on Thursday. "[T]he safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority,” read the statement.
Day is on bond for $85,000 and remains incarcerated at the Canadian County Jail.