A Florida teacher has been arrested for having an alleged “inappropriate sexual relationship” with a 15-year-old student, according to investigators.
Arin Hankerd, a gym teacher and football coach at Atlantic High School, was arrested on Feb. 10 after police completed a search warrant of his home, according to the Port Orange Police.
Police received a report on Friday that Hankerd was allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old student since the beginning of January.
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“Volusia County Schools was informed by the Port Orange Police Department that Arin Hankerd, a teacher at Atlantic High School, was arrested with charges of inappropriate conduct with a student,” the school district said in a statement. “The safety and security of our students and staff is of utmost importance to us, and we will continue to cooperate fully with the local authorities as part of this investigation.”
He previously taught and coached at both Mainland High School and Father Lopez prior to his current teaching assignment with Atlantic High School.
After being placed on leave, Hankerd resigned from the school district Monday, according to the district. Hankerd taught and coached within the school district for two years.
Hankerd is facing multiple charges for an “inappropriate sexual relationship” and being held on a $115,000 bond, the police reported.
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“Our investigation is on-going and we are requesting anyone with information about Arin Hankerd, to please contact Detective Kelsie Nugent at (386) 506-5894 or to email her at email@example.com,” said POPD.
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