MASON, Ohio - A Mason teacher accused of having an innapropriate relationship with students and supplying alcohol to minors remains behind bars on a $50,000 bond.
Mason High School Health and Physical Education teacher Stacy Schuler, 32, appeared in court Friday afternoon after she was indicted on 16 counts of sexual battery and three counts of supplying alcohol to minors.
The school discovered the alleged conduct after an anonymous tip led to investigation.
"I'm a little bit shocked but not really," said Mason senior Tate Honaker.
Honaker said that rumors about Schuler's alleged relationships with students were common.
"This kind of confirmed the rumors," Honaker added.
Zach Hess a graduate with class of 2010 said the rumors were present back when he was a junior.
"I heard the rumors about her before. It was going around the school that she slept with students before," said Hess.
"She related well with us because she was young," said Honaker.
Schuler was placed on paid leave on Jan. 18.
The Warren County Prosecutor's Office held a news conference Friday afternoon to discuss the matter.
According to court documents, there may be as many as five victims.
"As the head of the district, I would like to believe that we should be able to prevent these types of situations," said Superintendent Dr. Kevin Bright. "However, I know that people with bad intent can find ways to do bad things...I also know that with 1,400 employees and 11,000 students, we are not immune to some of the terrible things that happen outside of school."
Assistant Principal George Coates has resigned for allegedly having innapropriate text messages with Schuler.
If Schuler is able to post bond, she must remain on house arrest, wear an electronic monitoring device and can't have any contact.
Officials will move to terminate Schuler at a meeting on Feb. 8.
Schuler is scheduled back in court Feb. 9.
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