Quitting his jobs as a high school teacher, and leaving his wife, kids and home all so he could “follow his heart” and move into an apartment with an 18 year old senior, Jordan Powers, who attended the school where he taught.
Hooker and Powers met when she was a freshman, but they contend that a relationship didn’t begin until she turned 18. Powers’ mother, Tammy, has started a Facebook campaign, ‘James Hooker to Jail Page’, and contends she can prove the pair have been sexually active well before the girl’s 18th birthday. The girl moved out of her family home last week to move in with Hooker.
Police are investigating the relationship, and the couple know they’ve hurt a lot of people. Jordan was quoted explaining her feelings about James this way, “[He’s] my best friend. I mean he’s more than just a lover”.