“Accordingly, Sutton has demonstrated an inability to discharge his required duty ... and therefore, has failed to perform his duties as a teacher as he may not have contact with any of his minor students,” according to a district termination request.
A statement from the office of Kathy Koch, Broward County School District’s communication officer, said Sutton had been reassigned to a job with no student contact after his arrest.
Sutton could not be reached for comment, but his attorney, Eric Schwartzreich, said the firing was unjust, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Sutton, who has not been convicted of a crime, plans to appeal the school board's decision.
“I think due process should dictate,” Schwartzreich told the newspaper. “Unfortunately, they made their decision. We look forward to our day in court.”