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School board OKs suspension of Jacksonville teacher

File photo.
File photo.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Duval County School Board voted to suspend a Jacksonville middle school teacher Tuesday evening.

According to Duval County Public Schools, Diane Velez failed to check on two students who left her classroom at Joseph Stilwell Military Academy of Leadership for more than 20 minutes.

The school district's investigative report states it was later determined that both students and a third student from a different classroom were involved in some kind of incident inside the boys' bathroom.

It was recommended she be suspended for 30 days without pay.

School board members voted to approve the discipline as part of the consent agenda at Tuesday evening's school board meeting.