Julie Hoover: Florida teacher accused of sexting pupil and inviting him home while alone
TAYLOR COUNTY, FLORIDA: A Florida teacher is facing criminal charges after police alleged that she exchanged sexual texts with a student. Julie Hoover, 38, has been charged with soliciting or participating in sex with a student while being an authority figure. Hoover was a teacher at the Point of Grace Christian School in Perry, where the 18-year-old alleged victim was a senior.
The student's mother apparently alerted officials on June 2 after she discovered obscene text exchanges between Hoover and her son, according to an arrest record obtained by WCTV. In addition, Hoover was allegedly attempting to arrange for the student to sneak into her home while her husband was at work, according to the mother.
Hoover and the student allegedly exchanged texts during the months of March and April 2022, according to the investigators. At least one of the student's classes was taught by Hoover. Hoover, who is a St. Leo University graduate, had been teaching mathematics at the school since 2018.
According to her LinkedIn career history, she had worked as a finance director at the Boys & Girls Clubs in addition to her work as a teacher. Hoover was released on a $15,000 bond, according to People. She hasn't made a plea, and presently, there isn't a lawyer authorized to speak on her behalf, according to court documents.
In a similar occurrence earlier this month, a teacher at the Midwest City Middle School in Oklahoma was accused of sharing nudes with one of her students. According to reports, Ivy Reneau, an Oklahoma teacher, allegedly sent a nude photograph and an inappropriate video of herself to a 16-year-old student after she "heard rumors that he liked her." Reneau, 28, was charged for her inappropriate behavior. Subsequently, she had a warrant issued for her arrest.
Reneau was a teacher and assistant soccer coach at the Midwest City Middle School. According to a district official, "District officials were notified of an alleged relationship between a Mid-Del staff member and a student. We reported the information to law enforcement so that they could begin an investigation. The staff member is no longer employed by Mid-Del Schools, and we have worked closely with the family of the student in the wake of this accusation. We will continue to fully cooperate with the authorities."
Reneau was accused of using technology to interact with a minor for sexual or prurient desire, according to online court documents. A warrant for her arrest was issued on May 26.