Criminal behavior not keeping area teachers from the classroom

Contact 5 Special Report

Drugs, alcohol, battery. These are among the offenses committed by area teachers who are still teaching in the classroom.

"When you're a teacher you're held to a different standard then everbody else, I believe," said Elena Martinez, a mother of four.

The Contact 5 Investigators found more than 50 cases involving local teachers, serious allegations and seemingly, soft punishment.

"I think in some cases, teachers are let off too easily," said a top state leader who helps decide who gets to teach in Florida and who doesn't. 

Hear his candid interview and learn why teachers disciplined for bad behavior are still allowed to teach your children.

Don't miss this special report Monday at 11 p.m. on NewsChannel 5.


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