William Kyle Gardner

William Kyle Gardner, 27 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Barren County Middle School teacher has been arrested after he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a middle school student.

William Kyle Gardner, 27, faces multiple charges, including rape and sexual abuse.

Police notified the school of the allegations against Gardner on Friday, according to a Facebook post from Barren County Schools. Gardner was arrested Saturday and taken to the Barren County Jail. His bond was set at $75,000.

"Barren County Schools takes all allegations of sexual misconduct extremely seriously and is fully cooperating with law enforcement at this time," the district said in its Facebook statement. "The school district will continue to closely monitor the situation and will take all appropriate actions necessary to protect our students."

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