UPDATE AUGUST 11, 2023
A former teacher will stay in custody after appearing before a federal grand jury Thursday, August 10, 2023, related to charges of inappropriate relationship with a student.
Heather Danielle Hare was teaching at Bryant High School but was dismissed immediately when allegations turned up about once student. Another student has since come forward.
Hare, age 33, has moved residence to Conway, but has been in custody. She will stay in custody at least until a bond hearing, on orders of US Magistrate Judge Beth Deere.
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Hare was indicted on one count of Coercion and Transportation of a Minor to Engage in Illegal Sexual Activity. She turned herself in at the Bryant Police Department in April. According to a statement by Bryant School District, they were made aware of the allegations on March 30th, 2023.
UPDATE JULY 25, 2023
The City of Bryant Police Department has once again arrested former teacher Heather Hare in relation to sexual misconduct with a student while she was a teacher at Bryant High School.
She turned herself in to authorities back in April of this year on a charge of Sexual Assault in the 1st Degree for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student. Since that arrest, a different student has come forward with allegations. That led to investigators to seek additional charges of Sexual Assault in the 1st Degree.
Hare is being held without bond at the Saline County Detention Center. Her file shows a current residence of Conway, Arkansas. Read the previous article below.
ORIGINAL APRIL 5, 2023, UPDATED APRIL 14, 2023
The Bryant Police Department recently conducted an investigation into the allegations regarding a Bryant High School teacher involved in sexual misconduct with a student. With the information obtained, detectives were able to secure a warrant for 32-year-old Heather Hare on Felony charges of Sexual Assault in the 1st Degree.
Heather Hare surrendered herself to the Saline County Detention Center on April 14, 2023, where she will be arraigned and a bond set. If anyone has any further information regarding this case, please contact the Bryant Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 501-943-0943.
Bryant Public Schools issued a statement on April 5, 2023, noting that they have been made aware of an allegation of inappropriate conduct by a Bryant High School teacher.
According to the statement on the school website, “The teacher is no longer employed by the Bryant School District.”
It continues, “BPS takes all reports of employee misconduct very seriously. On Thursday, March 30, district administration learned of the allegations involving the teacher. The allegations were immediately investigated and appropriate agencies, including law enforcement, were notified. As those agencies continue their investigations, many facts remain unknown.”
And finally the statement says, “While we will continue to cooperate with all appropriate agencies, we are unable to provide further comment at this time. Our expectation is for all students to be safe and supported. Parents and students should always notify administration immediately with any information concerning the health and safety of students.”
The statement did not go into any detail about what sort of inappropriate behavior was reported. However, there Arkansas Justice Project picked up Mark Cannon’s Facebook post stating that the teacher was possibly in a relationship with a male student.
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