News Release: Associated Press News
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa school resource officer has been arrested and fired after authorities say he had sex with a 17-year-old student.
The Tampa Police Department reports that 36-year-old Brian Morales was charged Thursday with eight counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
The Tampa Tribune reports that Morales had been assigned to Blake High School.
According to an automated phone call sent out by the principal, school officials contacted police Wednesday as soon as the girl's mother informed them of her suspicions. A brief investigation led to Thursday's arrest.
Morales was being held on $60,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.
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