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Christian school gym teacher charged with molesting female student

Jack Howard III charged with Lewd Molestation
Jack Howard III
Posted at 7:51 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 07:51:42-05

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. — Sebring Police charged a Christian school gym teacher with molesting a female student on school property.

Officers arrested 27-year-old Jack Howard III on Wednesday evening. He is charged with Lewd Molestation on a Child Over the Age of 12.

Howard is the Physical Education coach at Heartland Christian Academy in Sebring.

According to Lt. Thomas Gilliard, Sebring Police received information about the alleged molestation from a student and detectives immediately started investigating.

Authorities say Howard does not have a criminal history.

Police are encouraging parents and kids to contact them if they have any information about the incident.

Heartland Christian Academy did not answer ABC Action News' calls for a comment. The school removed Howard from its list of teachers on its website following his arrest.