Battery charges and misconduct allegations made against two employees at a Jacksonville prep school; charges against assistant principal dropped

UPDATE, 5/19/2020: Charges against Sonya Elizabeth Rahming, an assistant principal at Stanton College Preparatory School, were dropped on Monday, May 18, court records show.

Rahming was originally arrested on charges of aggravated battery upon a pregnant female and domestic battery.

Original story from 4/29/2020 below:

Two employees under internal investigations at Stanton College Preparatory, according to Duval County Public Schools.

The first is the recent arrest of Sonya Elizabeth Rahming, an assistant principal at Stanton College Preparatory School. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the assistant principal is facing charges of aggravated battery upon a pregnant female.

Rahming began with the district, according to DCPS, as a mathematics teacher at Forrest High School, now Westside High, in August 2006. She became an assistant principal in 2007 at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and moved to Stanton in 2009.

The second Stanton employee, Benjamin P. Nasrallah, was reassigned from his school duties yesterday, pending an internal investigation for allegations of inappropriate conduct with a student, DCPS says. Duval County School Police, along with the district’s office of professional standards, continue to investigate this matter.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Children and Families have also been notified.

Nasrallah was serving as the International Baccalaureate coordinator, according to DCPS. He started in that role in July 2017. Prior to that assignment, he served as a school counselor at Stanton beginning in August 2016.

Both employees are being reassigned to roles with no student contact while the district completes its investigations.

“Stanton, as you know, has the highest expectations and standards for our students,” said Principal Nongongoma Majova-Seane. “We have the same high expectations and standards for our staff. I am tremendously disappointed to learn of these allegations and events. We will cooperate as necessary with all investigations and ensure that Stanton’s high standards are upheld.”

Action News Jax has reached out to the district and JSO for reports and a mugshot.

Jessica May

Jessica May

Jessica May is an assignment editor and digital content producer for Action News Jax.