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Former Congress Middle School teacher arrested, accused of sending lewd text to 14-year-old

Posted at 2:32 PM, Jun 21, 2018

A former middle school is facing charges of texting a 14-year-old student a lewd message, according to a Palm Beach County School District Police report.

Officers arrested Eric Wakeley, 34, Thursday afternoon on accusations he sent the illicit message to a girl while teaching history at Congress Middle School in September 2015. 

Records show Wakeley was placed on administrative leave after the student came forward to investigators in 2015. A spokesperson for the school district said his contract was not renewed in June 2016. 

According to the arrest affidavit, the 14-year-old told investigators the teacher sent her an explicit text and she believed he wanted to have sex with her in his classroom during school hours.

He's facing a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior.

Wakeley is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail on $100,000 bond.