A Congress Middle School teacher charged with sending a sexually explicit proposition to a 14-year-old student via text has been permanently banned from teaching in Florida's public schools.
A state teacher licensing commission voted Monday to revoke the teaching license of Eric Wakeley, 35, a year after he was arrested on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct.
Detectives allege Wakeley was a social studies teacher at Congress Middle in 2015 when an eighth-grade student told police she had sex with him.
The investigation did not establish that they had sex but found evidence that he had sent the student a sexually explicit text message asking her to meet him in his classroom during his free period.
Wakeley is awaiting trial on the lewd and lascivious conduct charge, a felony.
In revoking his teaching license, the state’s Education Practices Commission banned him from ever applying again for a state educator’s license.