Fourth-grade teacher, 24, 'had sex with 17-year-old high school girl she coached for basketball and then tried to commit suicide when police found out about the lesbian affair' A fourth-grade teacher was arrested last week after being accused of having a lesbian relationship with a 17-year-old girl she coached for basketball. Kristy Lynn Hoge, 24, taught fourth grade at Rippleside Elementary School, but also helped coach JV and varsity softball and basketball at Atkin High School in her hometown of Atkin, Minnesota. Police in the town started investigating Hoge, a former University of Minnesota-Morris softball player, after other coaches grew suspicious of her relationship with a teen basketball player and expressed their concerns to the girl's mother. On May 3, sheriff's deputies called Hoge and asked her to come into the station to speak. Hoge agreed to come in right away, but just a little over a half an hour after getting off the phone, cops received a report of a suicide attempt. +2 Kristy Lynn Hoge, 24, was arrested last week amid allegations that she slept with a 17-year-old girl she trained for basketball Hoge attempted to kill herself by driving off a road, but when that failed, she grabbed a filet knife and slit her throat. The suicide attempt was not successful. After being released from the hospital, she was officially charged in connection to the affair, and has since posted bail. When questioned by the police, the 17-year-old girl that Hoge reportedly had a relationship said that the two first became close in December, when the girl went to Hoge for help with her basketball. She says the relationship turned physical in March, when they started kissing and touching each other above their clothes. The relationship eventually progressed to the point where they were touching each other under their clothes and according to the arrest affidavit, Hoge put a finger inside the girl's vagina. They met up about a half-dozen times at a local cemetery and Hoge's home. Authorities learned of the affair when some of Hoge's fellow coaches expressed their concerns about the relationship to the teen's mother. +2 The 24 year old had recently returned to her hometown of Atkin, Minnesota to teach fourth grade. Above, the high school she attended, and which the victim currently attends The mother told investigators that her daughter had asked if Hoge could spend the night at their home while she and the girl's father went on a trip. At the time, the mother said it was inappropriate. Her daughter later told her that Hoge spent three nights at the home and even slept in the same bed as her. After school officials learned about the accusations last week, Hoge was let go from her position as a fourth grade teacher. Hoge is due back in court on June 6. She has been banned by a judge from having contact with the victim of any female under the age of 18.