A former Texas high school teacher has been arrested and accused of having sex with four of her students.
NBC 5 reports that Tonya Flink, 39, taught computer technology at Haltom High School in Haltom, just north of Fort Worth, during the time she is accused of having the improper relationships. Police began their investigation after the parents of one of Flink’s former students informed them that their son was living with her in her apartment. The parents stated that they believed the illicit relationship began while their son was still in high school.
Shortly thereafter, investigators discovered other relationships between Flink and students. Police claim that one student admitted during questioning that he had sex with the teacher, who he said “pushed herself onto him” during after-school personal tutoring sessions. Flink allegedly told the student that “she loved him” and “liked young Hispanic kids like him.”
The student told investigators that he and Flink did “everything you could imagine.” He also said he regretted having sex with his teacher and that doing so had messed up his life.
Police also say that Flink called one of the students she allegedly had a relationship with 850 times over a period of a few short months. She also allegedly bought clothes for the boys and secretly went to one of their homes in an attempt to meet him.
Flink, who has three children, is free after posting a $100,000 bond. She is due in court next week.
So far this year, four other female teachers have been accused of having sex with underage male students.
Kinsley Wentzky, a married 34-year-old English teacher at Dreher High School in Columbia, South Carolina has been arrested and charged with having sex with two boys.
Kristina Ngum, 43, a cheerleading coach and exceptional children’s teacher at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, allegedly had sex with one of her students.
Michelle Catherine Walters, 24, has pleaded no contest to having sex with an underage student in her class after school at Colby High School in Richmond, Virginia.
And 40-year-old Stephanie Raleen Forbes, a former performing arts teacher at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas, faces sex crimes charges for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student.