The superintendent of the Brevard County School District has released new data regarding an investigation into a Brevard County band director who was accused of sexual harassment and hazing.
J. Bernard Wilkins, the band director at Heritage High School in Palm Bay, was accused of making inappropriate sexual comments and physical abuse, in addition to making mishandling band funds. According to Wilkins, some of the sexual comments made to students were so graphic, he couldn’t put them in public record. He has recommended Wilkins be fired and never allowed to return to the school.
An investigation into the incidents revealed that Wilkins also made racially derogatory comments to the students. Among the physical abuse, Wilkins was accused of beating on a child’s chest with drumsticks to the point it left bruises.
The school board will vote on Wilkins’ termination next Tuesday.
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