Douglas Anderson teacher removed from classroom again

Published on September 6, 2023 at 11:07 am

A teacher at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts has been removed from the classroom for a second time after allegations of misconduct.

Corey Thayer, the school’s cinematic arts chair, was accused in April of inappropriate touching. After a professional standards investigation, he was back in the classroom in time for the start of this school year, but on Tuesday he was gone again.

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“The district has become aware of additional information related to employee investigation involving alleged misconduct occurring in 2013-2014 by Douglas Anderson teacher Corey Thayer,” Interim Superintendent Dr. Dana Kriznar said in an email to School Board members. “As a result, he will be removed from contact with students and assigned to Bulls Bay pending the outcome of the investigation.”

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author image Anne Maxwell is an award-winning investigative reporter who joined News4Jax in August 2021. Anne previously worked at WSPA in Greenville, South Carolina, as a reporter and fill-in anchor.

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