Stephen Budd: One day after teacher's arrest neighbors speak out

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The public relations firm representing Rosarian Academy said Friday that counselors were on the campus and that the principal was meeting with parents.

Those events were taking place after former teacher Stephen Budd was arrested Thursday. Police say he sexually assaulted two of his former students. Budd was a fourth grade teacher. Police say the incidents happened during the 2006-2007 school year.

The Florida Department of Children and Families is also investigating.

"Our main concern is the children involved and providing them the services they need," DCF's Southeast Regional Managing Director Dennis Miles said.

According to police reports, the girls were nine-years-old at the time of the abuse.

At Budd's home on Friday, neighbors say he had a peculiar living situation with lots of people coming and going.

"I'm absolutely shocked..,but we always wondered what was going on up there because so many people were coming and going," neighbor Jessica Barton said.

Another woman believed to be living with Budd did not want to reveal her name, but said her children had nothing to do with this and that she didn't believe the allegations.

Police say no other victims have come forward so far.

Budd remains behind bars with no bond.

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