UPDATE: Flagstaff teacher gets probation for student sex

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UPDATE OCT. 31:

FLAGSTAFF -- A former Flagstaff High School teacher who admitted having sex with teenage boys has been sentenced to probation.

Tawni Wimberley had sex with two underage boys last year while she was on leave from her assignment teaching computer and technology classes. She pleaded guilty last month to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

The 30-year-old tearfully apologized for hurting the boys, their families and her own family at her sentencing on Thursday.

Wimberley had consensual sexual relationships with "several" male students, most of them legal adults.

Prosecutors had wanted jail time, but Coconino County Judge Dan Slayton noted she had no previous record and has worked to make amends. Slayton ordered Wimberley to serve three years probation.

Information from: Arizona Daily Sun

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ORIGINAL REPORT:

FLAGSTAFF -- A former Flagstaff High School teacher accused of having sex with teenage boys has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

Tawni Wimberley faces up to 18 months in prison on each count but could receive probation under terms of a plea agreement. The 30-year-old computer and technology teacher was on a leave of absence when she had improper relationships with 16-year-old and 17-year-old boys in 2007.

Police alleged that Wimberley had consensual sexual relationships with "several" male students, most of them legal adults.

She was indicted in March and pleaded guilty on Tuesday. She'll be sentenced Oct. 30.

Wimberley was on a leave of absence at the time of the encounters and has resigned.

Information from: Arizona Daily Sun

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)