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Jackson County Teacher Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with Student

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A Jackson County teacher is facing charges for sexual conduct with a student.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office says Patrick Kyle McDaniel, 32, an eighth grade teacher at Grand Ridge Middle School was arrested Thursday.

He faces charges of lewd and lascivious molestation on a minor between the ages of twelve and sixteen.

Investigators learned back in July 2013, McDaniel had a possible inappropriate relationship with a former student.

The allegations of sexual misconduct, did not appear to have occurred during the time the victim was a student of McDaniel's.

He was taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility and will make first appearance Friday Nov. 15th.

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Here is the press release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office

From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Lou Roberts

In recent months the Jackson County Sheriff's Office received information from the Jackson County School Board concerning possible allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a student and a teacher in the Jackson County School District. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office began looking into the allegations which involved a teacher at the Grand Ridge Middle School. As a result of the on-going investigation an eighth grade teacher identified as Patrick Kyle McDaniel, age 32, was charged with a single count of lewd and lascivious battery upon a minor child between the ages of twelve and sixteen.

This investigation has revealed that this inappropriate sexual contact began occurring in July 2013.  The victim was McDaniel's former student at Grand Ridge Middle School; however, the allegations of sexual misconduct did not appear to have occurred during the time the victim was a student of McDaniel's.

McDaniel was taken into custody at the conclusion of the school day, November 14, 2013, and will be first appeared on Friday, November 15, 2013. This investigation was a cooperative effort of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, The Office of the State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit, and the Jackson County School Board.