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Julie Hoover

Florida Teacher from Private Christian School Exchanges Sexually Explicit Messages with Student: Police

A Florida teacher allegedly engaged in sexually explicit text messages with a student and had been trying to find a way to bring the minor home while her husband was working, WCTV reports.The educator, 38-year-old Julie Hoover, now faces one count of an authority figure soliciting or engaging in sex with a student.The alleged victim is reportedly an 18-year-old senior at Point of Grace Christian School in Perry, Florida, where Hoover was employed as a teacher. The school is a private Christian school, according to its website.An arrested report obtained by the television station shows that on June 2, the mother of the student notified police after she found explicit communications between her son and Hoover.The mother told investigators that Hoover had been trying to find a time when the student could meet Hoover at her home while her husband was away working, according to WCTV.The teacher had exchanged the text messages with the student, who was in at least one of her classes, between March and April 2022, WPXI-TV reports.Hoover has worked at the school since 2018 as a mathematics teacher. She had also been employed as the finance director at the Boys & Girls Clubs, according to the television station. She graduated from St. Leo University.Hoover was released from custody on a $15,000 bond. A plea has not yet been entered in the case.Perry is located between Tallahassee and Gainesville.

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