|Stacy Lynn Hooks. Highlands County Jail booking photo.|
SEBRING, Florida - A Highlands County Public School teacher is facing nine felony county for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenager.
38-year-old Stacy Lynn Hooks, a math teacher at Hill-Gustat Middle School in Sebring, Florida was charged with three counts of transmission of harmful information to a child, one count of traveling to meet a child after using a computer to lure a child, and five counts of lewd and lascivious behavior against a child age 12 to 16, according to Highland County Sheriff's records.
The state prosecution alleged during her bond hearing that Hooks had sex and oral sex with a minor and traded photographs with a teenager, NBC affiliate WFLA reported. Bond was set at $625,000.
Hill-Gustat Middle School has had several disciplinary problems with staff in recent months. The school resource officer was suspended last month for driving 100 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone which resulted in crashing and flipping the patrol car. The school's principal was place on administrative leave in September for undisclosed reasons, reports Highlands Today.