Gradebook

Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

Former Lakewood band director's defense: He had sex with a guidance counselor in his school office, not a student

7

March

LARGO — Former Lakewood High School band director Raphael McClean went on trial this week, accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student in his office inside the band room. But his attorney, Val Shealey, offered a novel defense: that McClean had sex there with an adult, not a student; specifically with a guidance counselor. On Wednesday that guidance counselor, Danielle Johnson, testified "I performed oral sex on Mr. McClean in his office." She said she did so twice, in the winter of 2010. Shortly after testifying, Johnson resigned from the district, a school spokeswoman said. Read the complete story here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 4:52pm]

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...