HALTOM CITY (CBSDFW.COM) – A Keller middle school teacher has turned himself over to police after being accused of having an improper relationship with a student.

Three days before Christmas, officials with the Keller Independent School District notified Haltom City police of the accusations. A 17-year old female student had told her parents that she had a sexual relationship with 34-year-old teacher Chad Eric Bearden and the adults contacted the school district.

The teenager claims she and Bearden had sex on two separate occasions at his apartment in Haltom City.

The girl was not a student of Bearden’s at the time of the alleged offenses. The teenager attended Keller Central High School, while Bearden taught at Hillwood Middle School, also in the Keller ISD.

An arrest warrant for Improper Relationship Between Educator/Student was issued for Bearden, who turned himself in to the North Richland Hills Jail on January 5.