LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Demetrius Felton tells WINK News, he wants to be a good mentor and father. He's worked for Lee County Schools for more than two years. But now his job as a teaching assistant is in jeopardy because of how he allegedly treated a student at Royal Palm Exceptional Center in Fort Myers.
"Either way it goes, I'll feel comfortable about the decision regardless," said Felton.
According to documents obtained by WINK News, this past March Felton, "Committed battery on a student by grabbing and shoving him against his will" when the two got into an argument. Felton is now suspended without pay.
"No regrets, I still stuck my morals and my scruples and it is what it is."
Another case of alleged bad behavior is also surfacing. Yolanda Villacis, a custodian at Cape Coral High School, was fire after the district said she got into a fight with co-workers, even threatened to stab one of them. The district said Villacis told co-workers, "she would 'kill a few around here" and "set a bomb," saying "none of you will live." She even "pointed a 'finger gun' to the head of one administrator."
"It sounds to me like its verbal assault."
WINK News spoke to a neighbor of Villacis, a teacher herself, who said there is no place for that inside of a school.
"You need to be careful with your words, you need to be careful with your actions."