Yukon teacher charged in school sex scandal

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By Tim Farley, News Editor – A Yukon High School teacher who admitted having sex with a 16-year-old student was charged Wednesday in Canadian County District Court with second-degree rape and soliciting sex with a minor.

Prosecutors filed the two felony charges against Hunter Joanne Day, 22, of Yukon. Day was arrested Nov. 15 at her home as she waited for the teenager, identified as Connor Schumaker, to arrive at her house. The teacher had planned to have sex with the teen prior to her husband coming home, investigators said.

Schumaker was 16 when the sexual relationship began, law enforcement sources said. According to a probable cause affidavit written by Canadian County Sheriff’s Capt. Adam Flowers, the “friends with benefits” relationship began in mid-October, but the pair did not have sex until Nov. 14, a day before the teacher’s arrest.

The investigation began when the teen’s father, Lyndon Schumaker, a Canadian County reserve deputy, thought his son was spending “a lot of time with Day and believed an inappropriate relationship was going on,” Flowers wrote in the affidavit.

This Instagram photo shows Hunter Day sitting on a desk in her classroom.

Day admitted to investigators she sent photographs of herself in a bra and panties to Connor Schumaker. She also said the teenager sent her photographs of his “erect penis,” the affidavit states. The teen acknowledged Day sent him text messages about the two of them kissing, cuddling and having sex, Flowers wrote in the affidavit.

Based on text messages between Day and the student, investigators learned the two planned to meet for sex at her house on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Investigators used the opportunity to catch Day soliciting sex and began texting her using the teen’s cell phone.

Investigators asked if the meeting was still on. Day replied “yes,” and indicated the teenager should hurry up and get there before her husband got home from work. Her husband is an assistant football coach at Yukon High School.

Once at the residence, investigators sent a text message to Day from the boy’s cell phone, and wrote “I’m here.” Day responded, “the doors unlocked as usual.”  Investigators opened the door and found Day sitting on the living floor with the lights turned off, candles lit, and wearing a T-shirt and workout shorts.

Day cooperated with investigators and answered all of their questions before she was arrested and booked at the Canadian County Jail. She was released after posting bail.

Day is a chemistry teacher at Yukon High School. She had been hired in August as an emergency certified instructor. She graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University with a science degree.

If convicted, Day faces up to 15 years in prison on the rape charge. The charge of soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology carries a prison term of up to 10 years or a fine up to $10,000.

After Day was arrested, the teenager reportedly posted a photograph of himself on Snapchat with the message, “The face you make when you ruin a bitch life and send her to prison for 10 years for rape and child pornography.”

The teen can be seen smiling in the Snapchat photograph.