A math teacher from Texas has been charged with having sex with a 15-year-old male student at her school nearly two years ago.
Hailey Pardy, 25, was arrested last week after being indicted by a grand jury on a felony count of improper relationship between educator and student.
Hailey Pardy (left and 대치동수학학원 right) has been charged with a felony count of improper relationship between educator and 대치동수학학원 student. She is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student in 2018
School officials received an anonymous tip about the alleged tryst between the math teacher and the underage boy in August 2019 and immediately placed Pardy on administrative leave.
Three months later, the Bastrop school board voted unanimously to fire Pardy.
‘The action of this teacher does not represent the more than 1,300 caring, dedicated and talented educators who make up Bastrop ISD,’ district spokesperson Kristi Lee said in a statement.
Pardy was suspended from work last August and then fired in November
‘The foundation of the teacher-student relationship is one of trust, 대치동수학학원 and when that trust is violated, it angers and saddens us. It goes against our very purpose, which is to teach children and provide them with opportunities to grow and be successful,” Lee said. ‘Bastrop ISD does not tolerate those who seek to violate that trust and to abuse their professional responsibility.’
According to an item in the , a local publication, Pardy graduated alongside her sister from Texas State University in San Marcos in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and won an academic award.
She was hired by the Bastrop Independent School District in August 2018, drawing an annual salary of more than $48,000.
Pardy was released from the county jail over the weekend after posting $100,000 bail.
If convicted of the second-degree charge against her, the 25-year-old woman could face up to 20 years in prison.