School Employee accused of having sexual relations with student
February 24, 2012 at 5:14 AM EST - Updated June 26 at 4:46 PM
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) The president of South Tech Academy Charter School is speaking out about the incident.
The 27-year-old employee is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student.
FOX 29's Rochelle Ritchie talked with South Tech Academy academy president, Jim Kidd, tonight about the sex crime charges leveled at 27 year old DeJean Mrytil. He's a dean's assistant at the school. Mrytil was arrested by Lantana police this morning.
"As soon as he came in and signed in we took him to the back," said Kidd.
Police say Mrytil had sexual relations, off campus, with a 15 year old girl attending the school. He's charged with lewd and lascivious battery a second degree felony.
Kidd alerted police after a teacher overheard students alleging that Mrytil was having sexual relations with the teenage girl.
"I don't think I can put it in words, being a parent a grandparent it's beyond what I can even describe," said Kidd.
Kidd says Myrtil had been at the academy less than one year and recently started a girls and boy's basketball team.
"It's terrible for them but we are going to continue the basketball program but he was the main person over it."
During this staff meeting Kidd told employees what had happened and says he is working to assure parents this is an isolated case.
"We are a safe school and we try to do the right things and will continue to do the right things."
Mrytil has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.