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By Al Pefley  email

West Palm Beach, FL (WFLX)

A day in court postponed for a teacher accused of sex crimes at school.

Heath Miller was led into the courtroom by deputies for first appearance this morning, ready to face 12 new charges that were just filed Thursday.  He was already in jail on similar charges.  

But  his lawyer never came so  Miller's court date is now rescheduled for Monday.

Investigators say four female students have come forward claiming he had sex with them or molested them while he was band director at Howell Watkins Middle School.  School Police also say Miller had sexual intercourse at school with two female teachers and tried to get some of the girls to change their story and say nothing happened.  

"Personally I'm shocked that this was going on. I just am appalled that anyone would do such things to children. And as far as the teachers go, it's incredibly disappointing to me that that would be going on on any campus," said Ann Wark, principal at Howell Watkins Middle School.

Miller remains in jail without bond.

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