Teacher dating 18 year old student
Hooker requested that his bail amount be reduced, and the judge set a hearing for Tuesday to consider the matter.
Police said the investigation started after Hooker announced his relationship in February with Jordan Powers, whom he taught at Enochs High School in Modesto.
In response to the relationship between Hooker and Jordan Powers, a state lawmaker from Modesto last week proposed legislation that would ban student-teacher relationships regardless of age, even if the student is 18, and strip school employees of their pensions and retiree health care if they are convicted.
Say an eighteen-year-old senior at Alamo Heights goes to South Padre for spring break and hooks up with a 23-year-old first grade teacher from another school in San Antonio’s huge school district.
The exceptions are if the student and district employee are married before the sex begins, or if the couple has a pre-existing sexual relationship when the employee was hired by the school district and the younger of the two is seventeen or older.
it was meant only to apply to students seventeen years old and younger.
And a good case can be made for certain aspects of the law’s existence via a scandal that broke last month in the Rio Grande Valley town of Donna—a district truant officer stands accused of exchanging absence slips for sex.
However, despite the good intentions of the bill’s authors, some lawyers say it is now one the toughest improper relationship laws in the nation.