Female high school teacher accused of having sex with FIVE pupils in just five months
Stacy is accused of liaisons with multiple football players
A single high school gym teacher had sex with five students at her school, a court was told yesterday.
Stacy Schuler, 32, had sexual relations with the students – most of whom were football players at the school – over a five-month period from last August to December, the Warren County jury heard.
The sexual acts happened off school grounds but the single teacher also bought alcohol for the students at Mason High School in Mason, Ohio, prosecutors said.
Accused: Mason High School gym teacher Stacy Schuler, 32, had sexual contact with five of her pupils between last August and December, a court heard
The health and physical education teacher's last reported salary was $53,000 in 2008.
She had duties including working as an athletic trainer for the school’s girls and boys sports teams.
Schuler, of Springboro in Dayton, Ohio, faces up to 81 years in jail if she is convicted of 16 counts of sexual battery and three offences involving an underage person.
She has been under investigation after an anonymous tip was called in to officials last month, according to a spokeswoman for the school, which has more than 3,000 students.
Tip off: Schuler, who worked at Mason High School in Ohio, has been under investigation after an anonymous tip was called in to officials last month
Principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart said: ‘I am committed to the safety and well-being of our students, and will not tolerate behaviour that does not conform to that goal.
‘Our staff are prepared to help our students during this situation, and know how important it is to continue to build trust with our students and families.’
The Ohio Department of Education is expected to tell the Mason Board of Education to suspend Schuler without pay, she added.
Kevin Bright, superintendent at Mason City School District, said: ‘We acted swiftly, partnered with police immediately, and are standing here today because of how seriously our high school principal took an anonymous tip.
‘Now, we owe it to our nearly 11,000 students to make sure that we’re not letting our schools and staff become distracted by this situation.
'Instead, we need to recommit ourselves to creating an environment that supports student success, achievement, and safety.’
Schuler also faced disciplinary action in November 2007 after two students were in the teacher’s classroom and missing other classes, the Dayton Daily News reported.
She said the two students had to go through some personal problems.