Teacher bonds out of jail after sex arrest

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. -- A Fernandina Beach High School teacher appeared before a judge Tuesday morning.

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. — A local teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students is out of jail. Daniel Wright, 32, bonded out of the Nassau County jail Tuesday not long after he first appeared in court on Tuesday.

In his first appearance, the judge gave Wright a $100,002 bond.

Action News went to Wright’s Yulee home to learn his side of the story. While in the neighborhood, one of his former students approached us, saying he finds these accusations hard to believe.

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“It's still hard for me to believe it right now and get it through my head,” said Hunter Totske.

Totske said he developed a friendship with Wright while serving as his student aide at Fernandina Beach High School, where he said Wright also coached him on the football team.

“He's a great man. He really is,” Totske said. “He has two beautiful daughters, a wonderful wife; he was one of the best fathers and best husbands I could've ever met.”

Totske doesn’t know the female student with whom wright is accused of having an affair dating back to February. The teacher faces a felony charge for the alleged offense.

Others in Wright’s neighborhood, like John Gallman, do not side with Wright.

“We place people in these positions of responsibility who actually violate the laws of humanity,” Gallman said.

Wright will be in front of a judge again for his arraignment July 10.