A physical education teacher in Florida has been suspended without pay after allegedly engaging in “inappropriate communications” with multiple students.
28-year-old Dionne Younce was a teaching at Allen D Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida when an accusation of sexual misconduct involving at least two male students arose. An investigation was started immediately.
While it’s currently suspension without pay from her teaching and coaching job, it’s likely to become official during a board meeting on February 9th.
She was put on leave on January 20th after the saucy communications were discovered.
Christina Langston, the school district’s spokeswoman, wouldn’t describe the type of communications, but said it involved more than one student and several messages.
At least three students allege that she’d texted and direct-messaged several students.
She had students following her on Twitter, as well as her Instagram, and were added to her Snapchat.
One student’s story claims that he’d had a relationship with her that had started as subtle flirtation on the phone to sexting, where the two would exchange nude photos.
This student, a football player, claimed that while attending a basketball game, he and a fellow teammate both received the same Snapchat photo of her wearing only a bra.
That teen and another male student wrote in their statements that they hadn’t had sex with her, even though the rumor mill stated that they had.
Johns County Sheriff’s deputies escorted Ms. Younce from the high school on that late-January day for “possible sexual misconduct with students,” according to a police report.
The names and ages of the two male victims weren’t provided.
Four other male students, whose names and ages were redacted in the report, and two assistant principals were also listed.
She’s yet to be arrested or charged with any crimes because the special victims unit is still investigating, but faces the possibility of at least two second-degree felony charges of lewd or lascivious acts upon a child.
During her suspension, she’s not allowed on school property unless human resources and school administration tell her to be at there.
She’s also been told not to discuss the suspension with family, parents, or co-workers.