Female middle school teacher and soccer coach, 35, is arrested ‘for having classroom sex with 15-year-old girl for two years’
- Hayley Hallmark, from Florida, charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a student by an authority figure
- Hallmark, a social studies teacher at Ruckel Middle School, is accused of having inappropriate relationship with teen between 2018 and 2020
- Victim, now 17, said she and Hallmark had sexual encounters in teacher’s classroom after school and at her home
- Hallmark was named the 2011 Escambia County Social Studies Teacher of the Year
Florida middle school teacher Hayley Hallmark, 35, has been charged with lewd and lascivious conduct with a student by an authority figure
A Florida middle school teacher and soccer coach is in jail after authorities said she had sexual encounters for two years with a student – beginning when the girl was just 15 years old.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Hayley Hallmark on Friday and charged her with lewd and lascivious conduct with a student by an authority figure. She is being held without bond in Okaloosa County Jail.
The allegations against Hallmark, who is a social studies teacher at Ruckel Middle School, came to light when the student, now 17, confided with a teacher at Niceville High School about their relationship.
The high school teacher then reported the allegations to the school resource officer last Thursday, and Hallmark was placed on administrative leave at her place of work that same day.
The alleged victim told an investigator that she and Hallmark began exchanging text messages in August 2018, when she was in the eighth grade. A year later, the relationship progressed to ‘sexting,’ before becoming physical, reported WEAR-TV.
Hallmark, a social studies teacher at Ruckel Middle School, allegedly had sexual encounters with a teenage girl in her classroom after school
According to the teen, she and Hallmark had multiple sexual encounters in the teacher’s classroom after school, and also at her home on Destin, reported ClickOrlando.
The encounters between the teacher and the teen ended in August 2020, when the girl was 17.
The student allowed an investigator to look through the contents of her phone, which reportedly revealed evidence confirming the illicit relationship, according to court documents.
According to Hallmark’s profile on the Ruckel Middle School’s website, she has taught eighth-grade advanced US history and sixth-grade world cultures.
She previously taught at Bellview Middle School in Pensacola and was named the 2011 Escambia County Social Studies Teacher of the Year.
Hallmark was named the 2011 Escambia County Social Studies Teacher of the Year and also was a soccer coach
School Superintendent Marcus Chambers released a statement addressing Hallmark’s arrest.
‘Okaloosa County teachers represent the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, and morality,’ he wrote. ‘When an educator fails to live up to that high standard, we’re all impacted. Student safety and well-being is our highest priority, and we expect our employees’ conduct to be consistent with that priority.’