By CBSMiami.com Team

NICEVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida panhandle middle school teacher and soccer coach is accused of having a two-year sexual relationship with a student.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Hayley Close Hallmark on Friday and charged her with lewd and lascivious conduct with a student by an authority figure. She is being held without bond.

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The student, now 17, confided with a high school teacher about the relationship with Hallmark. The teacher then reported it to the school resource officer on Thursday.

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The student told an investigator that the relationship started in Aug. 2017 when she was in eighth grade and eventually became physical a year later.

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CBSMiami.com Team