A 26-year-old athletic coach with the Ellensburg School District has been arrested on suspicion of carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a high school student in Ellensburg. Authorities say the relationship began in the fall of 2016 and continued until early this year. They also say the girl was 16 years old at the time the relationship started.

The suspect is being held in the Kittitas County jail on four counts of first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor. The investigation continues.