Mark Hogan is a science teacher and assistant football coach, according to the DeSoto County Schools public information officer.
Hogan is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
"I think it's awful. I think it's a terrible thing I really do," said parent Charles Hutchinson. "I don't much expect something like that to happen. Guess nobody does, but when it comes out it's a shock."
Parent Brad Derrick says he is shocked that a coach could be involved, but he says he believes Hogan may need a grace card of forgiveness for his alleged transgression.
"Just a little embarrassed that the whole situation happened, but still I don't think we have all the information and don't know everything that's happened," said Derrick. "I think we're all susceptible to things that happen. Anybody in any position can make a the wrong decision and do something that can affect not only them but their family and other people around them."
Police have not named the hotel at which the sting was conducted.
Each person arrested during the operation is charged with either prostitution or solicitation of prostitution.
To see other people who were arrested in the prostitution sting, click here.
Friday, July 25 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:13:57 GMT
A warning from the Better Business Bureau and Mississippi utility companies: it seems when hot or very cold weather hits, bogus callers do too. The manager at the Iron Horse Grill in Jackson receivedMore >>
The manager at the Iron Horse Grill in Jackson received a call Tuesday from a Vicksburg number.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:56:28 GMT
Former drug dealers were working up a sweat Saturday morning in Jackson's Washington Addition neighborhood. Timothy Liddell and John Knight were helping clean up the neighborhood they helped tear downMore >>
Former drug dealers were working up a sweat Saturday morning in Jackson's Washington Addition neighborhood.More >>