UPDATE: Substitute teacher involved in CRCSD sex scandal bonded out of jail

Published: Sep. 15, 2016 at 5:45 PM CDT
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Mary Beth Haglin turned herself in for violating her protective order. She bonded out later. Records show she has a hearing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. September 30.

A judge issued a bench warrant Thursday for Mary Beth Haglin, calling for her arrest. Court documents show she violated her no-contact order.

Haglin, who is 24, is set to go to trial in November. She pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee. During a past interview with TV9, she admitted she had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student at Washington High School in the Cedar Rapids Community School District.

An episode of the TV program "Crime Watch Daily" shows Haglin met with the student at Woody's Show Club in Cedar Rapids earlier this month. Video embedded in this story comes from the TV show "Crime Watch Daily."

The Linn County Attorney's Office says they believe Haglin initiated some contact with the defendant some time after her release, which is a violation of a condition of her pretrial release. That's why they sought a warrant to arrest her.

That relationship led to investigations at Washington, where she once taught as a substitute teacher. Those investigations led to the resignations of long time Washington principal Ralph Plagman and Activities Director Mike Johnson.

The district says Plagman didn't handle investigations appropriately in February and April. Plagman says he made the wrong call from trusting the wrong people.

That ultimately allowed Haglin to continue teaching at Washington.