Orange County middle school Spanish teacher arrested for 'inappropriately touching' students: Police

Credit: Orange County Sheriffs Office

An Orange County middle school Spanish teacher was arrested for allegedly inappropriately touching students and taking photos and videos of them during class, police said. 

Javier Fernando Romero-Gonzalez, a teacher at Innovation Middle School, was arrested on charges of Lewd and Lascivious conduct, and engaging in lewd and lascivious conduct.

The Orlando Police Department said they were alerted to reports of inappropriate behavior of Romero-Gonzalez back in April after he allegedly filmed female students who were dancing in his class. He also reportedly touched a female student inappropriately in his class. 

Detectives interviewed four female students who witnessed the incidents who also said Romero-Gonzalez had also touched them inappropriately, an arrest report shows. 

Romero-Gonzalez was placed on administrative leave on April 12, according to Orange County Public Schools.