Emma Jean Hardy: 57-Year-Old High School Employee Caught Sexing Student in Van

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Jean Hardy, leading the active life.
Port Arthur police say they caught Emma Jean Hardy, a 57-year-old employee of the town's Memorial High School, having sex with a 17-year-old student in a van Sunday night.

According to published reports, a Port Arthur cop investigated a suspicious vehicle parked on the city's très romantique seawall near downtown. On looking inside, he claims to have seen Hardy engaging in sexual activities with the student.

Police say that Hardy was not a teacher at the school, and the school's Web site lists a Jean Hardy as its registrar.

Since the student is of legal age, Hardy is not charged with any form of statutory rape. Instead, she is charged with improper relationship between an educator and a student, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison. If convicted, she would not have to register as a sex offender.

The student himself was charged with public lewdness and was released after posting $250 bail.

Now that she's been charged with a crime, Hardy's Facebook page seems a little bit creepy.

It displays a woman obsessed with the sports teams at her high school, as well as the continuing careers of Port Arthur's college and pro athletes, and while there's nothing wrong with that, a young woman laughingly chided the content of her folders thusly: "You and these Butt shots Mrs. Hardy!! I ♥ THEM! =)"

"Lol," came the registrar's response.

Elsewhere, Hardy can be seen celebrating with Memorial's players on the field after what looked like big wins. In those pics, the jolly-faced redhead looks like nothing so much as the world's oldest cheerleader ready for a post-game date with the star player.

Hardy also has over 1,200 friends, many of whom seem to be either current students or recent graduates at her school. In short, she seems like a woman who wanted a do-over for her high school years, and if police are correct, that includes the lover's lane make-out sessions.


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21 comments
Robert
Robert

Ok, I attend MHS in Port Arthur and I took pictures on the sideline with Jean Hardy. First off you guys don't even know the story like people down here do. Calling the boy desprate and she's nasty and all this mess. No body is perfect. She just felt she wouldn't get caught after all those years and now she knows.

Abril_Anistonjj3929
Abril_Anistonjj3929

The student himself was charged with public lewdness and was released after posting $250 bail.

Maria Del Rio
Maria Del Rio

Why was the student charged with public lewdness if the two were having sex INSIDE a van?

Bkt1969
Bkt1969

I doubt seriously I could get it up with her in a van

tunnel mole
tunnel mole

With that many "friends," she probably had the "good" drugs.

zengfoo
zengfoo

That just looks like it might just work OK.

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Dreamtime60
Dreamtime60

The title of your article is confusing. It sounds like she was sending sexual messages and pics while in a van?

badrestarea
badrestarea

  She's the Connie Haimzy of high school sports. 

  I'm waiting for the high five squad to come by and root on this 17 year old for knocking boots with the lady.  Oh wait, she's not younger nor hot, so the "Good on you, son!"  defense isn't going to occur....

Mike43
Mike43

Watch for the defense to say; she's really not an educator.  Which is true, most of the registrars I know are general office workers.

Besides, a search of the SBEC certificate site shows no one with this name to have any certificates in Texas.

This could be amusing.

DD
DD

Why comment on her FB page if you're not going to post a link to it?

Mimi369109
Mimi369109

I am a "09" alumni from Port Arthur MHS and people are really getting the wrong idea about her. She is really the sweetest lady in the world to me. I worked for her In the registrar office and she will always go out of her way to help students. Not just athletes or the "star" football players, anybody. And she took pictures for ALL sports for males and females cause that is what she likes to do. She takes pictures for the students so that they can keep as high school memories. I know this cause she did it for me. And Robert is right, you all don't know the story or her. And yes both were wrong but let's be realistic..she is NOT the only one who did this. Stuff like this happens EVERYWHERE. We are all human and we make mistakes and i know she's learned a lesson..love you Mrs. Hardy.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Good question. I bet that one gets thrown out or busted down to disorderly conduct.

Mike43
Mike43

That's sexting.  Sexing is the old fashioned humma-humma.

mainstream
mainstream

The statute does not forbid sex between an educator and a student, but between "an employee of a public or private school" and a student.  Having a certificate makes no difference to the law.  This is an unlikely defense.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

I've seen DAs go after mere secretaries before...and now, as of September, it's a second-degree felony for teachers to have sex with age-of-consent students in the same school district, not just the same school. So let's say you're a 23-year-old elementary school teacher and you have a fling with an 18-year-old senior. You could get 20 years in prison for that. 

guest
guest

 I'm sure you do love her... especially in the van

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Technically, an 18-year-old janitorial / gardening contractor at one school can be prosecuted under this law if he has sex with an 18-year-old student at another high school in the same district. In typical Texas fashion, they've stretched the definition of this felony beyond all need and/or reason.

Lauriebbennett
Lauriebbennett

Notice it mentioned husband and family but none of them were pictured.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

And two days ago on Myspace, there was this:

Jean Hardy just earned the In The Spotlight badgeIn The SpotlightBecause your photos are earning quite a bit of attention.

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