Ft. Walton Beach Teacher Arrested

Okaloosa County sheriff's investigators are charging a middle school teacher with committing lewd and lascivious battery on a child.

Deputies arrested 31-year-old Ira K. Tryon, Jr. at Bruner Middle School in Ft. Walton Beach Monday afternoon.

The alleged incidents took place at both Tryon’s home and at the girl's home, as well as the school.

Tryon apparently coach the girl on a soccer team. Deputies say they began their investigation in November after a former Bruner student came forward and said Tryon had inappropriate contact with her in 2001 and 2002.

He’s being held in the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview.