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Documents: Fmr. Boca teacher admitted to doing 'stupid things,' including sleepovers with students

Posted: 4:06 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 04:22:11-05
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BOCA RATON, Fla. — Documents reviewed by WPTV Contact 5 reveal former Spanish River Community High School teacher Dianna Vacco denied she sexually abused two young students in New York in the 1980s, but she did say she did "some stupid things," including sleepovers with members of the girl’s basketball team.

Vacco's statements stem from a February 2017 report that was part of an investigation by the school district into sex abuse allegations.

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On Oct. 4, 2016, the district received an anonymous email claiming Vacco was a "child predator," who has had "2 extremely inappropriate relationships with minors." The email went on to say the youngest girl was 10 years old at the time of the alleged abuse. It ended by saying, "the kids are not safe with her."

The district investigated the claims and looked into Vacco’s criminal history. The reporting officers noted in their report that she did not have any arrests and was not a registered sex offender.

In March 2017, the district closed the case without probable cause for disciplinary action.

Two women filed a lawsuit earlier this year in New York, claiming they had been sexually abused by Vacco hundreds of times when they were only 10 and 15 years old in the 1980s.

Vacco had moved from New York to Palm Beach County. She retired from Spanish River Community High School in 2017.