Teacher blames school for allowing her to sexually abuse a student


Mary Beth Haglin 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) A teacher of Iowa, is not taking responsibility for sexually abusing a student.

Instead, she blames the school for knowingly allowing her to have an ongoing relationship with the student.

The substitute teacher told police that the school is to blame for “turning a blind eye” after learning about her affair with the 17-year-old boy.

24-year-old Mary Beth Haglin of Cedar Rapids, said that she was allowed to continue teaching at the Washington High School for one month, after administrators found out about the sexual assault.

She claims that the school officials never called police and they even allowed her to work at other schools after she and the boy admitted to having sex.

Haglin is accused of frequently having sex with the boy throughout the school year.

Prosecutors did not consider her defense, and she was charged with sexual exploitation.