LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - A high school teacher convicted of having sex with five students is seeking early release from prison.
Stacy Schuler was sentenced in October 2011 to four years for the encounters with the Mason High School students at her Springboro home in southwest Ohio in 2010. The 34-year-old health and gym teacher was sentenced on 16 counts of sexual battery and three counts of providing alcohol to a minor.
A hearing on her release request is set for Friday in Lebanon.
The teens testified Schuler had been drinking alcohol at the time of the encounters and was a willing participant who initiated much of the contact. Her lawyer argued she had medical and psychological issues.
The prosecutor says Schuler should serve her full sentence.