Tonya Flink 39-year-old computer technology teacher at Haltom High School,Fort Worth, Texas, has been accused of sexual relationships with at least four of her students.
Flink, mother of three, began working as a computer teacher at Haltom High school in August 2007. She allegedly began having relationships with male students around Dec. 2010, while she was still married and lived with her family.
One of the victims said his relationship with Flink developed while she was helping him to better his grades, when she stayed after school to help him with homework. It began as casual flirting and continued with his teacher began “pushing herself on him,” the warrant said. The teen told investigators Flink said she loved him and that she liked “young Hispanic kids like him.” She bought him clothes and other gifts and they did “everything you could imagine.” Phone records for one student indicate that he and Flink telephoned each other 850 times between December 2010 and May 2011, while Other records revealed hundreds of text messages. On numerous occasions, Tonya Flink would just show up at his house and knock on the back door looking for sex.
At some point in 2011 Flink divorced, leaving her with a five-year-old child and another in high school and college. The student moved in with her some time later in her apartment in Bedford after graduating. The student’s parents contacted Haltom City police in September of 2011 after he confessed to his sexual relations and living situation with Flink. The student told authorities that he regretted his involvement with Flink, saying that it messed up his life. During the investigation, Haltom City detectives discovered that Tonya Flink had sexual relationships with at least three other students, according to the affidavit, but so far two of those students refused to cooperate with authorities
Records show Flink resigned from her position at Haltom High in August, shortly before police launched a one-year investigation into her sexual misconduct.After Flink’s resignation she was hired at nearby Carter Riverside High in Fort Worth as a health science terminology teacher. She was suspended from that position when parents from Haltom High contacted school officials.