UPDATE: Bond Set for Jackson County Man Arrested For Sexual Contact With a Student

UPDATE: 11/15 4:30 PM

A Jackson County Florida teacher accused of having sex with a former student is out of jail on $75,000 bond.

Kyle McDaniel had a bond hearing this morning.

The 32-year-old Grand Ridge Middle School 8th grade teacher was arrested yesterday.

According to the affidavit, McDaniel had oral sex with a 15-year-old girl more than 10 times over the past 3 months.

During today's bond hearing, the judge ordered him to have no contact with the Sneads High School student.


In recent months the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Jackson County School Board concerning possible allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher in the Jackson County School District.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office began looking into the allegations which involved a teacher at the Grand Ridge Middle School.

As a result of the on-going investigation an eighth grade teacher identified as Patrick Kyle McDaniel, age 32, was charged with a single count of lewd and lascivious battery upon a minor child between the ages of twelve and sixteen.

This investigation has revealed that this inappropriate sexual contact began occurring in July 2013.

The victim was McDaniel’s former student at Grand Ridge Middle School; however, the allegations of sexual misconduct did not appear to have occurred during the time the victim was a student of McDaniel’s.

McDaniel was taken into custody at the conclusion of the school day, November 14, 2013, and will be first appeared on Friday, November 15, 2013.

This investigation was a cooperative effort of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, The Office of the State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit, and the Jackson County School Board.

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