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Valeria-Costadoni-300x169School teacher Valeria Costadoni of Miami, Florida was arrested on January 8 on allegations that she has been in a sexual relationship with a student for the past two years, police said. Costadoni, 30, was a language arts teach at Miami Arts Charter School in Wynwood.

Costadoni is being charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child younger than 16. She was held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and was released on $15,000 bond. It is unclear if she has hired an attorney.

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Sheldon-McDonald-229x300Broward County Charter School Employee Sheldon McDonald was arrested on December 7 for allegedly performing oral sex on a 15-year-old boy.

McDonald, 34, taught math in grades 6 to 8 at Everest Charter School. He was charged with promoting sexual performance of a minor under 16 and was held on $5,000 bond. He has since bonded out of jail. A judge ordered him not to have any contact with minors in a private setting.

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Wendell-Alfredo-Nibbs-233x300Miami-Dade County teacher Wendell Alfredo Nibbs was arrested on November 28 for allegedly committing sexual battery on a student. Nibbs taught physical education at Brownsville Middle School. He was fired after his arrest.

Nibbs, 51, faces two counts of sexual battery on a familial child, which means he had custodial care of the child he allegedly battered. He was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and was denied bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Jason-Edward-Meyers-240x300Former Palmetto Senior High School teacher Jason Edward Meyers was arrested in February 2016 on a sexual battery charge involving one of his students. A lawsuit was filed this week in federal court on behalf of a student against the Miami-Dade School Board that claims the school district did nothing to stop Meyers’ behavior.

“As alleged, the School Board knew that Mr. Meyers posed a serious risk of sexual abuse against our community’s children. Yet it did virtually nothing to stop him,” Miami attorney Mark Schweikert told The Miami Herald. “Instead, the School Board merely relocated the risk posed by his predatory behavior from one school to another.”

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