JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Duval County school teacher is accused of sex crimes on three children.
Michael Worrell, 61, was hired as a substitute teacher in 2003. He was promoted to a full-time fourth-grade teacher at S.P. Livingston in March of 2006. Worrell also taught at Paxon Middle School from 2009-2011 and taught fourth grade at Greenfield Elementary until he was removed form the classroom on Aug. 22, 2012.
Worrell was arrested on Sept. 4, 2012. According to the police report, three juveniles told police that Worrell sexually assaulted them in various hotels from 2006 to 2012. The victims range in age from 9 to 13 at the time of the offenses.
A release from Duval County Schools reads, "The Duval Schools family is extremely concerned by the allegations against a teacher at Greenfield Elementary School. Based on new processes and enhanced communication between the agencies, the district removed this teacher from the classroom immediately upon notification of an investigation into inappropriate behavior off campus."