BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Bayside High School physical education teacher and golf and tennis coach was arrested Sunday evening after he had sexual contact with a student, the Palm Bay Police Department said.
Jason Maynor, 38, had sexual contact with the female student, whom he coached in golf and tennis, between October 2018 and May 2019, including on the school's campus, police said.
The victim said she first exchanged contact information with Maynor to receive information about the teams, but their conversations became sexual in nature, the arrest report said.
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The student said that the relationship had slowed down after another school employee almost caught the pair together in a classroom, investigators said.
Maynor told the student in a recorded FaceTime call that if her father saw her phone records, Maynor would go to prison, officials said.
Records said Maynor repeatedly asked the girl to protect him by telling her father she made up the story.
Maynor was booked into the Brevard County Jail on charges of lewd and lascivious battery. He was hired by the school district in August 2016.
"His file appears to be clean in terms of any kind of activity or actions that might have been a warning sign of some kind," Assistant Superintendent Matt Reed told Channel 9 on Monday. "I can tell you at the faculty meeting this morning, people were pretty shocked by this."
A Brevard Public Schools spokesman said Maynor is prohibited from entering school property or having contact with students, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Brevard County Superintendent Mark Mullins provided Channel 9 the following statement on the arrest:
"These charges are extremely concerning, because protecting our students on campus and at their after-school activities is our No. 1 priority. I thank Palm Bay Police for quickly investigating the allegations and for their ongoing presence in our schools."
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