28 year-old Haeli Wey was a math teacher at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas before she abruptly resigned in October. This week, her community was stunned when the popular teacher was arrested for having sex with two of her students.
According to Daily Caller, both students were underage 17 year-olds at the time of the encounters, and Wey was 27. She met one of her victims this past summer at a student ministry program, and he told police they had sex 10 times between August and September. During that time period, Wey also frequently sent the boy nude photos of herself.
The fling between Wey and the boy ended when he realized she was cheating on him with another 17 year-old student. She met that boy in a different summer program, and they engaged in unspecified sex acts inside her home.
Instagram messages show Wey warning the boy to delete all their correspondences and telling him “don’t let anyone get a hold of ur phone.” She was caught when a third student discovered these messages and called the police.
School district superintendent Tom Leonard described the sex allegations as “shocking and upsetting,” and added that even students who were not involved at all may need therapy to recover from this.
“Due to the nature of this situation, our counseling staff at all campuses is ready to provide support to students,” Leonard said in a Thursday statement obtained by KEYE-TV. “While this may be primarily a secondary school issue, we have an obligation to support students district-wide through what may be an intense and uncomfortable legal process.”
He went on to thank “the parents who we know have had tough conversations with their children about this situation, and have reinforced the importance of boundaries.”
Wey has been charged with two second-degree felony charges of improper relationship between educator and student, and she is facing up to 20 years in prison. Bail has been set at $75,000, and it is not clear if Wey has posted it or not.
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