A 38-year-old teacher from Florida, Julie Kinsey Hoover, was arrested last week for exchanging explicit messages with a student. She was charged with a second degree felony for the crime. The alleged victim was an 18-year-old from Point of Grace Christian School in Perry, Florida, where Hoover was a math teacher.
The investigation into Julie Kinsey Hoover began after the teenager’s mother found a series of inappropriate messages between her child and Hoover, as stated in the arrest affidavit. She then informed deputies from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office of the messages, some of which appeared to imply that Hoover was planning to bring the student into her home while her husband was at work.
According to reports, Hoover taught the teenage student in at least one class.
Julie Kinsey Hoover and her illicit affair
Hoover and the teenager started exchanging messages earlier this year, from March to April. Then, in the first week of June, the student’s mother contacted authorities after allegedly uncovering explicit messages between her child and the teacher.
The student was 18 when the alleged interactions occurred. However, a Florida law prohibits adults “employed, volunteered, or under contract with a school” from soliciting or engaging in “sexual conduct, a relationship of a romantic nature, or lewd conduct with a student.”
A People report said Hoover had not officially entered a plea and no attorney was listed. There has been no comment from Point of Grace Christian School regarding Julie Kinsey Hoover’s current employment status or her arrest.
Additionally, no update on when she would appear in front of a judge is available.
According to online prison records, Julie Kinsey Hoover was released around 10:10 p.m. Thursday after posting $15,000 bail.
Julie Kinsey Hoover, a graduate of St. Leo’s University, has been a teacher at the school since 2018. In addition to her work as a teacher, she has also worked as the financial director at Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Florida in Poire.
Recently, two such cases involved a teacher and a student. In one, the teacher was arrested for engaging in a physical relationship with a student. She reportedly admitted to developing romantic feelings for the teenager and planned to leave her husband.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, an English teacher has been charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child by someone in a custodial or supervisory relationship and two counts for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.