Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Heritage High School Band Director Accused of Misconduct

PALM BAY, Florida -- Brevard County Public Schools are remaining rather hush on an ongoing disciplinary case where Heritage High School Band Director J. Bernard Wilkins has been accused by students of inappropriate conduct.

Michelle Irwin, Director of Communications for Brevard County Public Schools, said in an email that the alleged misconduct was only verbal in nature with three "official concerns documented."

Irwin added that school officials were notified of the alleged misconduct within the last 21 days.

The alleged misconduct also opened a case with the Palm Bay Police Department.  Police spokesperson Yvonne Martinez said in an email on Saturday that the police report should be completed early this week.