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High school teacher accused of soliciting student for sex via text

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A Central Florida high school teacher was arrested Tuesday and charged with soliciting a minor for sex via text messages, deputies say.

Bryan Phillip Lockley, 27, of Liberty High School in Kissimmee was booked into the Osceola County Jail. He is listed on FHSAA.org as Liberty's head girls basketball coach.

The investigation began Thursday, when school officials told deputies that a 17-year-old student's parents had reported to them that Lockley was texting pictures of himself to their daughter, as well as texting about non-school-related issues.

The student told deputies Lockley made statements to her that made her feel uncomfortable. He would ask her to stay after school and also to have lunch with him in his classroom, deputies said in a statement. The student told deputies that during spring break, Lockley sent photos of himself to her. Although the photos were not criminal, they were inappropriate, deputies said.

The student told a friend, also 17, about the text messages and pictures, and her friend indicated she was also getting text messages from Lockley. Detectives discovered one text message to the friend that offered her alcohol, they said.

The same text message implied Lockley was asking the student to have sex, deputies said.

On Monday, Lockley spoke with detectives and cooperated with the investigation. Based on the victim's and Lockley's statements, Lockley was arrested and charged with one count of solicitation of a minor for sexual activity via electronic device.

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