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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville high school teacher was arrested Friday on charges related to an incident involving a student, authorities said.

Jason Clark, 28, was released from the Duval County jail Saturday after posting bond on charges of offenses against a student by an authority figure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, jail records show.

Clark, who teaches mathematics at Ribault High School, has been reassigned to a role without student contact until the matter is resolved, a Duval County Public Schools spokesperson told News4Jax.

The charges stem from an incident Thursday involving a student, according to Clark’s arrest report. The report said that Clark and the student were chatting on FaceTime about 7 p.m. that evening when Clark asked for the student’s address.

The student told police Clark showed up at their home about five minutes later and the pair met up at a gas station nearby. According to the report, the student got into the car with Clark and that’s where the unspecified incident took place.

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Based on the heavily redacted report, it’s unclear what else Clark and the student told police. The report did, however, mention that police had the student make a controlled call with Clark, meaning police were listening to their conversation.

Court records show Clark remains free on bond while awaiting a March 15 arraignment hearing. He has been ordered not to have contact with any children.

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