DIONNE YOUNCE a gym teacher at Allen D Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, has been suspended from the school while police investigate.
The 28-year-old is accused of sexual misconduct involving at least three students, according to The St. Augustine Record.
St. Johns County School District spokeswoman Christina Langston said her suspension followed the discovery of messages to students.
At least three students said Younce texted them, investigators said.
One student’s said he had a relationship with Younce that started as subtle flirtation and progressed to “sexual snapping,” where the two would send nude photos to each other, according to WJXT in Florida.
Four other male students, whose names and ages were redacted, and two assistant principals were also listed on the report.
Cmdr. Chuck Mulligan, spokesman for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies received information and allegations regarding “inappropriate conversations going on between a teacher and a student.”
He said several interviews were being conducted and that the case was turned over to the Special Victims Unit to determine whether there was any criminal wrongdoing.
Two possible second-degree felony charges, described as “lewd or lascivious act upon a child,” were listed.
According to the Nease Athletics website, Younce is head coach of the girls weightlifting team.
Younce was hired at the school this year and was still in her probationary period. (nydailynews.com)