A former Richland High School varsity cheerleading coach who was arrested Tuesday is accused of having a relationship with a student at the school, North Richland Hills police said.
Tiffanie Bedinger, 44, of Watauga was arrested Tuesday on a warrant related to the case.
She was free Wednesday after posting $30,000 bail and is expected to be charged with an improper relationship between an educator and student, police said.
Bedinger is accused of having a relationship with a 17-year-old male student during the 2010-11 school year. The student has since graduated.
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Bedinger could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
Police investigator Keith Bauman said Wednesday that he wasn't aware of allegations involving any other students.
Authorities did not release further details.
The offense is a second-degree felony.
Police and Birdville school district officials began the investigation in April after the student's family made them aware of the allegations.
In a two-sentence letter April 24, Bedinger resigned, citing "personal reasons."
When contacted in May by telephone, Bedinger declined to comment and said she had an attorney.
That attorney could not be reached Wednesday.
Bedinger taught business education at the campus from August 2006 to April 22, Birdville spokesman Mark Thomas said Wednesday.
Bedinger also used the name Tiffanie Friend during her tenure at Birdville, Thomas said.
The school district is cooperating with the investigation.
The district has notified the State Board for Educator Certification about the allegations. Bedinger's teaching credentials are under review by the professional discipline unit, according to the agency's website.
"When we found out, we approached her almost immediately and she resigned on the spot. When we asked about it, she resigned, and within hours she had her classroom emptied," Thomas said.
Staff writer Jessamy Brown contributed to this report.
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