Brianne Altice, a former Davis High School teacher convicted of having sex with three of students, appeared before the Utah Board of Pardons seeking an early release from prison.
Altice, who was an English teacher, was convicted of three counts of forcible sex abuse. Utah Board of Pardons and Parole Vice-Chairman Robert Yeates said Altice had encounters with one of the victims, a 16-year-old boy, in a church parking lot and during lunch hours.
Another relationship with a student, 17, included sexual conduct in his home. Finally, a third sexual relationship was carried out with another 17-year-old boy, however, this relationship included encounters while Altice was already facing criminal charges for the other two.
“I clearly lost sight of all my values and my principles and was seeking inappropriate means to address my own issues,” Brianne Altice said during an emotional hearing. “Issues I’m very aware of now.”
Since going to prison, Altice has completed a paralegal certificate and taken other classes, in addition to attending life skills courses and therapy. Altice somehow has a job lined up at a legal service and her family was giving her housing once she is released from prison.
The victims of her crimes did not appear at Altice’s parole hearing, and two of them have filed lawsuits against her and the Davis School District.