For people at Hastings High School, the news was doubly shocking: a highly regarded English teacher confessed to having sex with a teenage student and to lying about having cancer.

Teacher Julie Feil was charged with criminal sexual conduct after police said she admitted having sex with a student at least 20 times starting when he was 15 years old.Feil was ordered held on bail Thursday and could be sentenced to 81/2 years in prison if convicted.