POLK COUNTY, FL – A teacher at Kathleen High School was arrested Monday for complicity in rioting and contributing to juvenile delinquency, according to deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
Tomaris Hill, who worked for three years as a specialist in world history and African American studies, was indicted after allegedly causing a disturbance on Monday around 6:30 p.m., the arrest affidavit states.
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That night, 75 Polk County MPs, along with other state and local law enforcement agencies, responded to Kathleen High School when Hill and about 200 other students began blocking the entering and leaving school and chanting the dismissal of their principal, Daraford Jones, the report continues. .
According to investigators, Hill had set up a speaker and microphone outside the school property and began chanting “Jones has to go” into the microphone.
Students kicked inside by school administrators and MPs jumped six-foot fences, even banging lockers and windows, on their way back to the building, according to MPs.
Hills had previously posted complaints against Jones on his Facebook page, after the school principal sent a cease and desist email over a school club fundraising violation, the report says. . Hill, who runs high school’s Generation of Gentleman, a club where students learn etiquette, life skills, job skills and public speaking, received the notice on September 10.
On Sunday, September 26, Hill texted the student club members in reference to hosting a school protest the next day, MPs said.
Thirteen students were also arrested for disrupting school activity and resisting arrest.
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