JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Duval County School Board has voted to fire a fourth grade teacher who is accused of sexually abusing a child.
Christopher Bacca was arrested after a boy told police he spent the night at Bacca's apartment, where he showered and engaged in oral sex with the 26-year-old.
The School Board is also awaiting recommendations by the school district's Human Resources department regarding current policies and procedures. A standard review was expedited in light of Bacca's case. Communication between different agencies is also being examined.
"I think that's something that is also going to part of the review process is keeping those lines of communication open to make sure all agencies are sharing all the information we have," said school spokesperson, Jill Johnson.
The school district hired Bacca in 2009 as a teacher at Long Branch Elementary. That's where he was investigated after a child said he slept in the same bed with Bacca. The child said nothing sexual happened. No criminal charges were ever filed. But an investigator hired by the Department of Children and Families recommended that Bacca be moved to a less vulnerable student population. Bacca was moved to Windy Hill Elementary.
The school district says it does everything possible to make sure everyone working in the school system is safe to be around children.
"Keep in mind, we have some of the strictest hiring guidelines here, anybody who works for Duval schools has to pass local and national criminal background checks as well as a check of the sexual predator registry," says Johnson.