Teacher Has Ridiculous Excuse For Why She Slept With Pupil

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A schoolteacher who’s been accused of sleeping with a teenage boy has bizarrely blamed the school for the incident. 

Mary Beth Haglin was arrested for sleeping with a 17-year-old boy, but has weirdly claimed that the authorities ‘allowed this to happen’.

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The teacher even went so far as to accuse authorities at Washington High in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of ‘turning a blind eye’ to her behaviour, The Mirror reports.

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Speaking to The Gazette, Haglin explained that SubCentral, a database that allows substitute teachers to find work, knew about her relationship since February but ignored it to avoid media attention.

She said: 

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The environment the school put me in didn’t help to curb anything.

These people all knew what was going on, but they turned a blind eye because they wanted to protect their school and didn’t want it to get into the limelight.

They allowed this to happen. They knew in February.

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Haglin’s also claimed the school knew about her relationship long before they reported it to the police, and that while she appreciates she made a mistake the school have to admit that they dropped the ball.

Iowa police say the former substitute teacher will appear in court next month accused of the sexual exploitation of a minor.


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