A 41 year old California school teacher has quit his job and left his wife and kids to move into an apartment with an 18-year-old student.
James Hooker quit his teaching job at Enochs High School last week and left his wife and children, one of them an Enochs student, to live with Enochs senior, Jordan Powers.
James first met Jordan when she was a freshman in high school, but maintains that their physical relationship did not begin until she was 18.
Jordan's mother said she has evidence that the pair had inappropriate relations long before and she believes he abused his authority as a teacher.
Modesto police are investigating whether there was inappropriate contact before the girl turned 18 last fall.
James acknowledges the couple hurt a lot of people, but says they decided to follow their hearts. Jordan said she knew that many people did not understand the nature of the relationship.
Jordan said ” he's my best friend. I mean he's more than just a lover," she said.
Jordan's Mom has waged a Facebook campaign against James since her daughter moved out of the family's home last week and into a Modesto apartment with him. The FB page is titled 'James Hooker to Jail page'.
The embarrassing part is that his oldest child who's 17 is still a student at that school and everyone now knows about the couple's relationship.
It's just wrong.
UPDATE!! 09/04/2012. The teacher has since been arrested for messing with a minor.
As soon as the Teacher got arrested, the student dumped his stupid a$$.