More teachers behaving badly tonight. Stacy Schuler, a 32-year-old gym and health teacher in Ohio, has been indicted on charges of having sex with students, including a few of the school’s football players.
(UPDATE: Shuler’s trial is now under way)
Schuler is facing 16 (yes, 16) felony counts of sexual battery involving a student and three misdemeanor counts of providing alcohol to someone who is underage.
She has served as teacher and athletic trainer at the high school since 2000. Shuler has been on paid leave since January 18, the week after an investigation was launched following an anonymous tip.
Chief assistant Warren County prosecutor Bruce McGary says investigators believe Schuler had “sexual contact” with male students five times last year, and that some of those students were football players.
None of the alleged sexual acts took place on school grounds, McGary said.
Schuler turned herself in on Friday and she was escorted from school grounds. She’s been in jail ever since and will be arraigned later this week.
The board of education will likely act on a recommendation to fire Schuler, according to superintendent Kevin Bright.