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Florida high school teacher & coach arrested for having sex with a student

Posted at 3:47 PM, Feb 09, 2017

A Mariner High School teacher and coach has been arrested for having sex with a minor.

Lee County Sheriff's deputies say 40-year-old James Harris would pick the student up in his car and bring the student to a home in Cape Coral to have sex.

Investigators believe the two started texting over the summer.  And the sexual relationship started in November.

The Lee County School District released this statement.

The Lee County School District has been informed by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office that one of our social studies teachers and boys’ basketball coach was arrested on allegations of unlawful sexual activity with certain minor.

The Lee County School District has placed Mr. James Harris on administrative leave and has launched an internal investigation. 

At this time we cannot comment further due to the ongoing investigations.