Mary Beth Haglin is a former American substitute teacher who became famous for having a sexual relationship with an underage student at the school she was teaching.
This is what you need to know about the substitute teacher and her illicit relationship with a minor.
Mary Beth Haglin’s biography
Mary Beth Haglin was born in 1991 and raised in Alexandria, Minnesota, United States of America. After elementary and high school, she attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids where she graduated with a degree in English and Spanish in 2014. She also earned a teaching endorsement in secondary education.
Thereafter, she was granted a Fulbright scholarship to continue her studies in Bulgaria but declined the offer for an unspecified reason.
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Mary Beth Haglin’s career
Haglin worked as a substitute teacher at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. After she was fired from the high school, she went ahead to teach at Harrison and Madison Elementary throughout the school year, according to CBS Iowa.
Haglin also worked as a waitress at Leonardos Restaurant and Pizza. She also worked at the clothing store but she eventually lost both jobs.
During her scandal, Haglin became a stripper at a club known as Woody’s, near Centre Rapids, which is a few miles from the school where she taught.
Mary Beth Haglin controversy
In 2015, Haglin began a sexual affair with a student of Washington High School. The student was 17 years old while Haglin was 24 at the time. According to Haglin’s interview on Dr. Phil Show, the unidentified boy had seduced her with fawning love notes written on Post-Its and made her believe they could have a real relationship. The teenager would write letters to her, calling her ‘my empress’ and ‘Mrs Robinson,’ in a reference to Anne Bancroft’s character from the movie The Graduate, which tells a story of a middle-aged woman seducing a recent college graduate, played by Dustin Hoffman.
In one of the letters, the high school student had written to the teacher, who also doubled as a waitress at the time: ‘I love the way you smell like pizza. It drives me crazy wanting a piece of the crust.’
‘He did so with such intelligence and such an elevated vocabulary that I was completely duped by the whole facade,’ Haglin said on the show.
Haglin blamed the boy for twisting her mind into accepting a forbidden love affair. She also accused him of catching her in her ‘weakest moment’, at a time when she was having trouble with her boyfriend, which made her vulnerable to accepting his advances. She admitted that she and the minor had sex almost every day for nine months, sometimes in her or his car and other times in the homes of the boy’s parents.
The sub-teacher also revealed that the boy was aggressive in his pursuit of her, constantly trying to kiss her whenever they were alone in class and even more. He even convinced her to send him sexy photos of herself, including some naked selfies, which he would reportedly share with his friends at school.
‘I don’t know what was going through his brain,’ Haglin said. ‘He thought it would be cool… bragging rights… I don’t know.’
Haglin also claimed she did not know that the boy would share her nudes with other people ‘because in my mind if you’re in a real relationship, you don’t just run around with your phone saying: “Hey, look, look, everybody, look how hot my girlfriend is.”‘
She added: ‘Looking back now I think, “Oh, my God, what was I thinking? What was I doing?”
According to her, when their relationship seemed to get out of control, she wanted to end it but he refused and threatened to expose their affair.
‘When things got way out of control, and I wanted out, he began saying, “I will light a match and burn your life down,”’ she told the talk show host.
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However, their affair eventually came to light after one of Haglin’s female students, a junior named Tye, noticed suspicious behaviour between the sub-teacher and the male student. The girl recounted how she would see the boy go into Haglin’s classroom on breaks and close the door behind him. She eventually told her mother, Rebecca, about her concerns. The woman confronted Haglin about it.
“Yes, it’s true,”’ said the parent. “She (Haglin) kept telling me that she was in love with this young man, that as soon as he graduated, they were going to get married.”
In an interview with KGAN-TV, Haglin revealed that the school was aware of her illicit relationship but chose to keep quiet to avoid bad publicity.
“These people all knew what was going on, and yet they turned a blind eye because they wanted to protect their school. They didn’t want it to get into the limelight,” she said.
“They allowed this to happen. They knew in February,” she added.
Rebecca (the parent) made Haglin write a statement, confessing her crime, which the former took to the school’s administration. Haglin was fired from her job in May after an internal investigation and arrested on July 22, 2016, after handing herself over to the authorities. She was charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee on November 14, 2016.
On February 17, 2017, she was sentenced to 90 days in prison and 10 years probation. She also has 270 days of prison time suspended.
Haglin has since said she never wanted to see the 17-year-old again.
“I no longer have a desire or wish to contact or see this person ever again. And I don’t want him to contact me,” she said in an interview with KCRG.
Mary Beth Haglin OnlyFans
Following her ordeals with the authorities, Haglin has lost her job as a teacher. She reportedly turned to stripping and porn to make a living. According to various sources, Haglin has an OnlyFans account where she now posts her sexual content.
Mary Beth Haglin’s net worth
Haglin’s net worth is unavailable in the public domain currently.
Mary Beth Haglin’s family
Information about Haglin’s family is unavailable for now. However, her mother reportedly attended her court trials.
Mary Beth Haglin age
Haglin is 32 years old in 2023.
Mary Beth Haglin now
As previously stated, Haglin is now a stripper named Bambi and has turned to porn to earn a living, according to New York Post.
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