A video posted to Snapchat has resulted in the dismissal of a Tampa area school district employee. In addition to the Sarasota High School teacher who has lost her job, another employee has been given new duties. The other employee was an assistant principal who hosted a party where the video was taken. It’s all because of what the employee appears to be doing in a Snapchat video.
The school district received a copy of the video and began an investigation that led to the dismissal and reassignment of duties. The video shows an adult woman grinding with what appears to be a teenage boy. The boy didn’t attend the school where the woman teaches. Instead, he attends a nearby high school. School officials say that’s inappropriate enough to warrant a dismissal. The school says that there was too much contact between the adult and the minor to be professional conduct for an educator. The woman in the video was the registrar at a Tampa-area high school.
It all began when an assistant principal hosted a birthday party at her home. The teenager in question said that he didn’t even know who the other person in the video was. He said that he didn’t know that she was a school employee. The boy said that he was intoxicated at the time of the party. He said he got the party information from Snapchat and even arrived at the party via Uber.
School district officials say that the party host is no longer assigned to duties that involve working with students. They say the teacher in the video had only been with the school district since August. They chose to terminate her employment. The assistant principal has been working for the school since 2014.
The local sheriff’s office says that they’ve conducted an investigation. They say that the teen’s mother doesn’t want to press charges. They say that they don’t even plan to submit a police report for potential charges. They consider the matter closed.
The school district says that they’re continuing to conduct an internal investigation. They say that they haven’t finished the investigation yet. Until that happens, they say they aren’t sure if additional action is warranted. They say if it is, they’ll be sure to do what’s best for the school district and for all of their students.