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Horry County teacher had inappropriate relationship with student, police say

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An Horry County English teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor earlier this week, officials say. 

Courtney Ruth Martin, age 26, of Aynor  is a teacher at Conway High School, school officials said.

 Martin was charged and jailed on Tuesday, according to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

"Following and investigation it was determined that between August 23, 2012 and October 29, 2013 Martin engaged in inappropriate behavior with one of her students, while employed as a teacher at Conway High School," a press release from Conway Police said.

The investigation began when a caller to a tip line told authorities a student and Martin were having a relationship, according to a Conway Police report.

When police questioned both parties, they both denied any relationship, but the male student later admitted to it, police said.

"He further advised that he would go into her classroom during lunch or after school and they would hug, kiss and talk about their relationship," police said.

 Martin, who has been with the school system since July 2010, is on paid administrative leave, said Teal Britton, school system spokesperson.

 Martin was released from jail on a $5,000 bond, according to the detention center website.

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