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Plant City, Florida-- A knock at 2301 Timberlane Dr. in Plant City, and no answer at the door. It is the home of 32-year-old Jeff Halle Jr., now behind bars.

Halle is a teacher at King High School in Tampa.Cops say he was engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with one of his female students.

It was a secret. No one knew that they planned their clandestine meetings in a vacant classroom somewhere on campus.

Cops say the two exchanged texts agreeing to meet at her home for sex, but the student's father intercepted the texts and confronted Halle when he arrived.

Halle quickly left, and the student's parents then called the sheriff's department and reported the incident.

10 News learned Halle is a member of Plant City's First Baptist Church, where he plays percussion instruments for some of the church services.

Residents in his neighborhood asked lots of questions about his arrest, but refused on camera interviews.

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