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Slain Teacher Was Accused of Exposing Himself to Student

The popular middle school special ed teacher who was shot and killed last week in Riviera Beach was investigated five years ago for allegedly exposing himself to a high school student.

While Calvin Williams, 41, was working as an assistant principal at Palm Beach Lakes High School, he began mentoring an unnamed, male senior at the school, according to a school district police report.

The student told a school detective that Williams gave him his cell phone number, and  the assistant principal would sometimes call at night to talk about personal things. Williams bragged about how many women he was involved with, and called himself a "pimp daddy," according to the police report.

In May 2005, Williams called to tell the student he wanted to give him $100 for getting good grades. Williams picked up the student at his house, and took him to Williams' apartment, saying that he needed to finish cleaning up the place. 

Once they arrived, the student sat down on a couch. Williams told him, "If you don't move, I'm going to lie on you." according to the police report.

So he moved to another couch. But Williams grabbed him in a headlock and began blowing in his ear. "You talk a lot of noise," the student said Williams told him. Then the teacher exposed himself.

Upset and embarrassed, the student explained that he "didn't go that way." They finally left the apartment, and Williams drove to an ATM and pulled out the $100 he had promised.

Before he drove the student home, Williams asked him for a hug. "No," the student said.

A week later, Williams called the student to congratulate him from graduating from high school. "I owe you dinner as a gift," Williams texted the student.

After speaking to a school detective about the incident, the student said he didn't want to press charges, but he also "doesn't want this to happen to anyone else."

In a police interview, Williams admitted that he gave the student money, and took him briefly to his apartment to grab his ATM card. He said he gave the victim "advice about women." But he vehemently denied exposing himself.

A Palm Beach County School District investigative committee believed him. Panel members found the allegation of inappropriate sexual interaction unsubstantiated. They did, however, suspend Williams for five days for acting unprofessionally and having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Court records indicate that Williams was never criminally charged.

He was hired as a teacher at L.C. Swain Middle School in Greenacres a year later.

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Lisa Rab
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