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Niceville teacher arrested after allegedly having sexual relationship with student

35-year-old Hayley Hallmark was arrested Friday evening on a charge of lewd and lascivious...
35-year-old Hayley Hallmark was arrested Friday evening on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a student by an authority figure.(Okaloosa County Sheriffs Office)
Published: Feb. 6, 2021 at 3:20 PM CST
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NICEVILLE, Fla. (WTVY) - A Niceville high school teacher has been arrested on a charge of having a sexual relationship with a student.

According to the The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Hayley Hallmark was arrested Friday evening on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a student by an authority figure.

Hallmark is a teacher and coach at Ruckel Middle School in Niceville.

According the Sherriff’s Office, Hallmark is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student between August 2018 and August 2020. OCSO Investigators say the victim was 15 when the relationship started. Investigators say the relationship began with texts, and progressed to sexting, before leading to physical encounters at other locations.

Hallmark was taken into custody Friday evening before being transported to the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview.

The investigation began February 4th after the victim confided in a teacher at Niceville High School,. The information was then immediately reported by school officials to the School Resource Officer. Hallmark was placed on administrative leave by the Okaloosa County School District the same day. An OCSO warrant was issued February 5th.

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