Earlier this week, Jenni Hawkins – a national championship-winning cheer coach at both Westmoore High School and the University of Central Oklahoma – was arrested and charged with second-degree rape and sexual battery involving a relationship she had with a former student.
The story is pretty weird and disturbing.
Back in January, a former Westmoore student reached out to Moore Public Schools to notify them that he had a long and lengthy sexual relationship with Hawkins dating back to 2017 when he was just 16 years old.
According to a police affidavit, the student was dating Hawkins’ teenage daughter when the sexual relationship began.
Over the next five years, the victim and Hawkins would have sex hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of times. The student would eventually even move in with Hawkins and her family and live with them in a guardianship-type style situation.
I guess this illicit relationship continued until October 2022. The victim would eventually end up in a rehab facility in California, and after some heavy therapy, notified the school district about what happened.
I would share the affidavit on here, but it’s pretty detailed and graphic.
For what it’s worth, this isn’t the first time Hawkins has been associated with some controversial stuff regarding students.
In 2013, she was apparently present at a Westmoore Cheer Party where students were offered drugs and booze. You can read about that here.
Then, in 2021, the UCO cheer squad was suspended following a hazing incident that also occurred under Hawkins’s watch. I guess underaged cheerleaders were provided alcohol, blindfolded, and forced to perform sexual dances on each other.
Despite these multiple warning signs, I guess school officials were okay looking the other way when confronted with these incidents because Hawkins was good at delivering cheerleading championships. You know, kind of like how Ringling Public Schools did with Coach Philip “This is a Dick” Koons.
Not surprisingly, Oklahoma State School Superintendent Ryan Walters has been quiet about the incident involving Hawkins.
Even though he’ll quickly run to his SUV and call for a teacher to be investigated and fired if they share a QR code to a library, accusing them of “ShArInG PoRn In ScHoOls,” he’s radio silent when a teacher with a history of bad behavior is caught making a Corey Chase film come to life.
For some reason, he hasn’t demanded an investigation into Moore Public Schools to see why they allowed Hawkins to continue coaching the team following the 2013 Moore booze fest or 2020 UCO hazing incident, or to see if there could be any other victims.
He also hasn’t called for school districts to aggressively implement practices and policies to address the growing epidemic of teachers having inappropriate sexual relationships with students.
No, he’s just been twiddling his thumbs in his office, waiting for Libs of TikTok to find him another library book with a dirty picture in it to complain about.
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