JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fourth grade teacher Christopher Bacca may be behind bars today because of accusations related to sex crimes with someone under 12, but Action News has learned that just three years ago, he was also under investigation by JSO. Turns out this isn't the first time he was removed from the classroom.
According to personnel files acquired from Duval County Public Schools, Bacca was previously accused of staying the night with a young boy in 2009.
"There were no criminal filings against him," said Duval Public Schools spokesperson Jill Johnson. "We provided the outcome of the investigation from the Department of Children and Families."
Because there were no criminal charges, Bacca walked free. The public school system says they followed protocol. They placed written reprimands in his file, and removed him from Long Branch Elementary. He had to complete an employee assistance course, then returned to teach at Windy Hill.
But parents are concerned that this is the second time that there's a similar issue with the same teacher. Action News took their concerns to the school district.
"I mean you have to look at both incidents while they are similar they are separate incidents there were no criminal charges placed against him in 09, so we really have to look at that," said Johnson. "We did follow our progressive disciplinary actions."
Bacca's future with the school system is again, uncertain. The superintendent has already announced that he will be recommending suspension without pay pending termination. That announcement will be made August 7th, at a school board meeting.