Former Student Moves Back In With High School Teacher

The California teen who made national headlines when she and her high school teacher moved in together told a local television station that the two are back together.

Jordan Powers, 18, told a reporter for Sacramento TV station CBS13  that she and James Hooker, 41, are a couple again. The interview was conducted on the steps of Hooker’s apartment in Modesto through a screen door. In an ABC news interview two weeks ago, Powers said she had called off the relationship with Hooker after allegations that the teacher sexually abused another student more than a decade ago. Powers packed her bags and moved  to Ohio with her mom.

Tammie Powers, mother, told the Modesto Bee that she thought the two were seeing each other again.  After they moved away, Hooker called Jordan “relentlessly,” she said. “It is awful,” she said. “This is what pedophiles, predators do. They isolate them from family.”


Hooker was arrested on April 6 for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student he allegedly met at a high school conference in 1998.  He entered a not guilty plea and remains out on bail. After the break-up, Powers  said Hooker had lied about the affair and the student had “lost everything for this guy” in the ABC interview. Neighbors say Powers moved back in recently.

In February, Hooker quit his job at James Enochs High School and left his wife and three children to be with Powers. She dropped out of high school.  The two told national talk shows that they didn’t have a sexual relationship until she turned 18.  That point is under investigation.

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Teacher Leaves Job and Family for High School Student

Last year, Jordan Powers was just another student from Mr. Hooker’s class. Now she’s his live-in girlfriend.

James Hooker — the 41-year-old married father who left his wife and kids for his 18-year-old-student — might be the worst teacher ever. Last week, he resigned from his job at Enochs High School in Modesto, California over the scandal that’s shaken up a community and pit one mom on a crusade to save her daughter from a man she calls a “master manipulator.”

If this all sounds suspicious to you, imagine how Tammie Powers, Jordan’s mom, feels. She’s launched an official police investigation to find out if Hooker’s relationship with her daughter began before Jordan was of legal age. Tammie is convinced it did, citing a photo of her daughter on Hooker’s lap and text messages, emails and phone records exchanged between the couple that predate her daughter’s 18th birthday.


It must be particularly hard for Hooker’s 17 year old daughter, now that her father has left to be with a fellow classmate and become a notorious figure throughout the school. Still, Hooker claims he has no regrets. In an interview with Good Morning America, he shut down Tammie’s accusations as a “pack of lies” and said of his new love, “we really do want to have a future together.”

Jordan has now stopped going to classes and is finishing out her senior year by doing an independent study. She has limited contact with her mom, now that she’s living with her teacher, mom’s worst nightmare.

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