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High school soccer coach arrested

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A high school soccer coach is behind bars tonight after investigators say he crossed the line with at least one student. Deputies arrested 24-year-old Brian Reardon Tuesday. He was an assistant soccer coach at Ashley High in New Hanover County. It's not clear what he did, but he's been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a student.

"We are in the process of talking with the players at Ashley and notifying their parents through a letter explaining the actions that have been taken," New Hanover County Schools Assistant Superintendent Rick Holliday said.

Holliday would not say if the two charges meant one or two students were involved. Because the alleged victims are minors, the names and the description of the crime on the arrest warrant are blacked out.

According to school officials Reardon should have only had contact with the girls soccer team. His job description was strictly as a coach and not a teacher.

"The background check on this individual was clean," Holliday said. "He was employed as an assistant soccer coach and had no other duties than that."

School officials suspect this to be an isolated incident. They don't think Reardon had contact with any student outside the soccer team.

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