PALM BAY, Florida – A Palm Bay teacher was suspended after he allegedly made an “inappropriate sexual gesture” towards the Principal at Riveria Elementary Elementary School in Palm Bay, according to the Brevard Public School Board.
Phillip Wachsler allegedly made the gesture to Riveria Elementary Principal Kori Hurst as she was walking out of his sixth-grade classroom in Palm Bay on October 26, 2017.
According to the Brevard Public School Board, several elementary students in his classroom witnessed the sexual gesture.
When Principal Hurst got wind of what Wachsler did, she summoned him to her office on November 14, 2017, to provide a written statement. Wachsler allegedly demonstrated the sexual gesture to the principal.
Wachsler received a letter of reprimand on November 17, 2017, for allegedly using inappropriate language.
The Brevard County School Board suspended Wachsler for one day without pay on January 16, 2018 following an investigation.
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