NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A teacher at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School has resigned and was forced off the property as Miami-Dade County Public Schools conducts an investigation into allegations that she engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with a student.
According to school district officials, the language arts teacher, whom they have not identified, was removed from the classrooms and halls of the school on Tuesday as investigators look into reports that have already made the rounds on campus.
“All I know is that everybody was saying that there’s cops waiting outside of her door,” said one student.
“They, like, opened the door, and then there were cops swarming her room and stuff,” said another student. “It was really, like, messed up.”
When asked what he had heard, another student replied, “That she had sex with another student.”
“I know. I think it’s just crazy, I guess,” said another student.
M-DCPS spokesperson Daisy Gonzalez-Diego issued a statement that read in part, “Miami-Dade County Public Schools condemns any behavior that does not align with the core values of our school community. Upon learning of this serious allegation, the district immediately reassigned the employee and Miami-Dade Schools Police launched an investigation. Although the individual has since resigned and will be prevented from seeking future employment with this school system, schools police will continue their investigation.”
“I’m appalled by the things that have been happening at Krop. I’m ashamed,” said a student.
This isn’t the first time this kind of allegation has been raised at Krop Senior High, not even the first time this year.
Back in January, 30-year-old Diego Guzman Carranza, a biology teacher, was arrested after, police said, he was caught inside an Airbnb in Wilton Manors with a 14-year-old student.
Guzman Carranza was fired and charged with lewd and lascivious battery of a child between the ages of 12 and 16. The next hearing in his case is set for Thursday in Broward County.
So far, the teacher at the center of this latest investigation has not been charged, but students did not mince words.
“In order to do something like that, you have to be a really sick-minded person, like really disgusting,” said a student.
A mother of one of the students at Krop High said that her daughter, who described the teacher as sweet, was excited to take her class next year, but that won’t happen due to allegations of her inappropriate relationship with a student.
School district officials said the teacher has been with the district for five years, and she has no previous history of facing disciplinary action. They also said the student involved is an adult.
Miami-Dade Schools Police continue to investigate.
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