A rather pretty Hawaiian teacher has been placed on administrative leave following accusations she had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
39-year-old Nancy Ballo, described as the “hottest” teacher on the islands, was rumored to have been sleeping with the teen for several months, with encounters even happening in the back of her classroom. However it’s unlikely she’ll face charges since the age of consent in Hawaii is only 16.
Ballo graduated from Waiakea High School in 1993 and has been teaching there for the past 11 years.
Although the investigation only this week, students around the school have been gossiping about the two lovers for quite some time now. Some students even recounted stories they heard of the two having sex in a storage closet in the back of Ballo’s classroom while others talked about it happening in her home.
“I don’t know how many times they did it, or how many other students she may have done it with before,” said sophomore Daynia Au.
“I think it’s not good,” she said. “It doesn’t set a very good role model for the students. … There are students who have been talking a lot about it.”
The school sent out a letter to the parents of the students letting them know of the alleged affair and investigation, however they didn’t mention Ballo specifically as the focus.
“We haven’t fired anybody,” said Principal Kelcy Koga.
“There have been allegations, none of which I can really get into, I’m not able to release what the allegations are,” he said.
He explained that the investigation will continue just like it would with any other teacher, even though Ballo was one of the student’s favorites.
The science teacher has received rave reviews on the site RateMyTeacher with an average score of 78 percent.
“Best teacher ever! Caring, understanding, and very helpful. Her class is fun and you learn a lot,” one of the students commented.
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