PE teacher who admitted having sex in office fired, district says

A Baker County Middle School physical education teacher was fired this month after he admitted he had sex with a woman in his office at the school, the district confirmed Monday.

According to the superintendent’s office, the woman was not a student or a Baker County School District employee.

The School Board voted 5-0 on May 11 to fire Leonard Lewis, after Lewis admitted in a meeting last December with his principal and assistant principal that he had “an affair” with a woman two years ago in his office, which is in the gym of the middle school.

He told the principal that the woman was trying to “blackmail” him and threatened to reveal to the principal and the local newspaper that they had sex on school property, according to the superintendent’s office.

In April, a woman called the assistant principal and said a member of her family had sex with Lewis in his school office, and the district’s investigation confirmed what Lewis had admitted.

He was initially placed on paid leave and was told not to return to campus, but he came to the campus twice, and the superintendent suspended him without pay and recommended he be fired, a district representative said.

Pockets of heavy rain

Glynn county picked up to 2 to 3 inches of rainfall and more is possible around Jekyll Island. Flooding is possible through 6:15 in the area. Slow moving moisture rich storms ahve provided heavy rain if you were lucky enough to get some like St. Augustine did earlier. Rain and storms should concentrate over Clay and Putnam counties this evening with new showers developing around Jacksonville. Showers across Duval and southern Georgia should continue until after dark. The clouds will delay rain closer to the coast until the late afternoon and evening time. Look for a 40% chance of afternoon storms slowly moving back to the coast into Sunday evening. Some rain may take a while to wind down with lingering light rain after the initial heavier downpours. We will get around .30″ to .5″ inches of rain possibly today.

Afternoon highs will top out in the upper 80s inland today with lighter SE winds.

Monday a cold front will approach our area with an 80% chance for showers and isolated thunderstorms. The best chance for showers will be in the afternoon and evening hours. This kicks of a wet period where 2-4 inches of rain is possible through Thursday morning.

Just Monday afternoon some spots may get an inch of rain.

Rain is likely most days next week with a higher concentration over Georgia Tuesday and stormier days around Jacksonville Wednesday with rain into Thursday.

It stays unsettled until Thursday afternoon next week when a front passes.

Forecast

3 pm 85

5 pm 81

8 pm 76

Sunrise: 6:29 am

Sunset: 8:18 pm

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