Former Oologah teacher facing second-degree rape charges
A former Oologah High School teacher is facing rape charges in connection with alleged inappropriate behavior with a student.
The Rogers County Sheriff's Office says deputies booked Haylie Chantelle Diane Smart of Claremore into jail on Friday, Aug. 24 on charges of second-degree rape.
Court records indicate Smart, 29, had been involved in a physical relationship with a student from the fall of 2017 to May 2018. Records indicate the student was 17 at the time of the reported incidents.
An affidavit of probable cause issued on Thursday, Aug. 23 said Smart engaged in intercourse with the student in her classroom on multiple occasions, and during the teacher walkout in April 2018, the pair reportedly met at each other's home, records indicate.
Superintendent of Oologah-Talala School District Max Tanner issued a formal statement which reads:
"The top priority of the Oologah-Talala School District is the health, safety and security of our students and staff. The School District previously employed Haylie Smart as a High School teacher. Ms. Smart’s employment ended on May 29, 2018. The Oologah-School District will not make any comment regarding Ms. Smart’s previous employment as personnel matters are confidential. Moreover, the School District has no comment regarding any criminal matters regarding Ms. Smart."
Additional information about this case will be added as it becomes available.