The teacher, Haeli Wey, taught math at Westlake High School in an affluent suburb of Austin before she was arrested back in the fall semester of 2015 over allegations the trysts.
Wey, who was 27 at the time, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to two counts of having improper relationships with the students.
Wey met one of the students over the summer through a student ministry program. At first, he didn’t realize she was a teacher at his high school.
When investigators with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office asked the teen if he had expected to have sex with Wey, he laconically and confidently answered “yeah,” and added ” “A teacher just doesn’t hang out
with a student to hang out” according to a police affidavit.
The student told police that he and Wey had sex 10 or so times in August and September. The math teacher also sent him nude photos of herself, investigators say.
The fling between Wey and the first 17-year-old student stopped when he found out she was two-timing him by going on a hike with another 17-year-old student, according to investigators.
Wey had met the second teen at a summer camp. They kissed each other, fondled each other and teacher performed oral sex acts on the boy couple of tiumes Wey’s home, Wey’s arrest affidavit said, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
The second student told investigators that his family and Wey’s family are close friends. He said he initially encountered Wey at a ministry event in June.
The teacher allegedly used Instagram to warn the second 17-year-old student to delete messages between the star-crossed pair. She wrote “don’t let anyone get a hold of ur phone,” according to the Travis County Sheriff.
An unidentified teenager discovered the messages between Wey and the second teenager — the one who went on the hike — and informed authorities.
School district superintendent Tom Leonard described the allegations of sex — and lewd photo correspondence — between the 17-year-old male students and the 27-year-old math teacher as “shocking and upsetting.”
The second-degree felony charges Wey faced — of improper relationship between educator and student — carry a maximum punishment is 20 years in prison.
Wey’s actual sentence, which is officially called deferred adjudication probation, means that she won’t spend any time in jail. Her case will eventually be dismissed as long as stays on the straight and narrow for a decade.
Wey had taught math at Westlake High for two years before resigning in October 2015.