Duval County

Douglas Anderson department chair removed from classroom while under professional standards review

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Another Douglas Anderson School of the Arts teacher has been removed from the classroom.

The Cinematic Arts Department Chair is now under investigation.

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Corey Thayer has been moved out of the classroom and cannot have student contact.

Thayer is under a professional standards review, for what exactly though is still unclear and something Action News Jax is working to learn more about.

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The removal of Thayer from the classroom comes after the March arrest of former DA teacher Jeffrey Clayton, who’s facing several criminal charges and is accused of kissing a student.

Action News Jax also told you about another DA teacher who was removed from the classroom in March.

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Here is the following information that was sent from Principal Tina Wilson to DA families about Thayer’s reassignment:

“Good afternoon families, this is Principal Wilson, and I am calling with another update regarding a personnel matter at our school.

“As you know, investigations are ongoing, and based on information received, we have made the decision to reassign teacher Corey Thayer pending the outcome of a professional standards review. While we follow the standard of presuming innocence until proven guilty, out of an abundance of caution, we will be moving him to duties off campus and without student contact.

“As I have mentioned in previous messages of this type, if you or your student has information that might assist the district in any investigation, I encourage you to share that with Dr. Tameiko Grant. You can email Dr. Grant at grantT1@duvalschools.org. Thanks again for your cooperation and support as we continue to work through this situation as a school community. Good-bye.”

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