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UPDATE: No pretrial conference for Haglin today

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UPDATE: Mary Beth Haglin did not appear in court today for a pretrial conference that was scheduled.

Haglin's final hearing before her trial is now scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.


Mary Beth Haglin will be in court today for a pretrial conference.

Haglin is charged with Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee.

While long-term substitute teaching at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, Haglin is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Haglin admitted to an inappropriate relationship with the teen in previous interviews with KWWL, claiming the student came on to her.

Haglin claimed the school knew about the relationship for months and chose to not say anything.

"They didn't want it to look bad for the school," Haglin told KWWL in an interview.

After being let go from Cedar Rapids Washington because of the accusations, Haglin spent some time teaching at a Cedar Rapids elementary School.

The Cedar Rapids School District blamed a miscommunication with the substitute placement system for Haglin being able to continue to teach in the district.

The district says when the miscommunication was realized Haglin was pulled from the substitute placement system.

Longtime Cedar Rapids Washington High School principal Dr. Ralph Plagman retired in wake of all this writing, "the Cedar Rapids Community School District has asked me to step down from this position, and I have agreed to do so."

When word got out Dr. Plagman was leaving, multiple rallies were held by Cedar Rapids Washington High School students.

In an interview with KWWL Plagman said he and a colleague conducted the initial investigation of Haglin when they learned of the accusations.

"The first one another administrator and I conducted it and we believed the wrong people, we believed her in her denial and that turned to be wrong," Plagman told KWWL in an interview.

Haglin has bonded out of jail twice and since appeared on multiple national television programs where she has admitted to having sex with the student multiple times.

Last week, it was announced Haglin's trial would be moved to Tama County and that it will begin November 28th.

Haglin will be in court today for her pretrial conference which will be held at the Linn County Courthouse.

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