Pahokee High assistant principal fired

Posted at 7:07 PM, Jun 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-01 23:39:37-04

Pahokee parents and their children are talking about Pahokee High School Assistant Principal Oscar Villanueva.

School Police say in October 2015 female students alleged Villanueva made inappropriate sexually suggestive comments to them on separate occasions.

When school police questioned him, they say he denied the allegations.

After an investigation into the case, school police said there was "just cause" to terminate his employment.

A woman who did not want to be identified, claims her daughters were among the victims. "They never tell me anything because, she doesn't care," she said. "But when it happened to her sister, she started talking and told me everything, that was going on."

Former student, Sandra Vazquez, says she is shocked by the allegations and can't believe it's true. Vazquez said, "He was a great person, you know this is very shocking and when I found out about this, to this day I can't believe it."

The School District says Villanueva can appeal the termination decision through the Department of Administrative Hearing in Tallahassee.