Mary Beth Haglin, a substitute teacher from Iowa, could be facing up to two years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a Cedar Rapids, Michigan high school student. Prosecutors have charged Haglin, who is 24, with sexual exploitation by a school employee.
According to KCRG TV:
The Cedar Rapids School District says Haglin worked as a substitute in the last school year, primarily at Washington High School. The former substitute claimed prior abusive relationships left her vulnerable to this kind of inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student. But she admitted it was primarily her fault.
“I do take responsibility. I’m not shying away from this. I’m facing this head on,” Haglin said.
On May 17, 2016, The Cedar Rapids School District told Mary Beth Haglin not to come back as a substitute teacher at the high school and forwarded the matter to authorities. That message was not received by the Grant Wood Area Education Agency office until June 14th, meaning Haglin was able to keep teaching in the district for another month after she was caught.