Florida Teacher Arrested For Blaring Music During Standardized Test
A middle school teacher in Port Orange, Florida, was arrested Tuesday (April 5th) for playing loud music with the intent to disrupt students taking the Florida Statewide Assessment test. The incident was posted on Instagram Live as it was happening. Port Orange police say art teacher Martin Reese was arrested for disrupting school function and for disorderly conduct and has since been fired from his position at Creekside Middle School.
The teacher was quoted as saying “I think that’s unfair,” he says in the video. “I f***ed up the way that they were testing today.” “That means that all of these tests have to be thrown out, because you can’t possibly put that type of pressure and weight upon a student because of what a teacher did,”
The teacher is facing charges for causing a disturbance and disorderly conduct. A judge set his bond at $1,000 Tuesday night.