Vadi Velez-Gonzalez is, er, was a ninth grade English teacher at Mulberry High School in Tampa Bay. According to a student, Gonzalez was sitting at his desk in the back of the room when she approached to ask a question. That’s when she noticed what he had on his phone.
Shocked by what she saw, she returned a few minutes later pretending to throw something away in the trash. Unbeknownst to Gonzalez, she was actually filming him. Within minutes, she snapchatted the video to her friends, and by the end of the day the entire school had seen it.
“You can do that, just not at school when you have kids in your class because that’s just nastiness,” freshmen Destiny Potter, who saw the video, told WFTS-TV.
School officials got wind of the video and quickly contacted police. A search warrant found that Gonzalez had visited the porn site more than 380 times in the past two weeks. Many of his visits happened during school hours.
Gonzalez has been charged with four counts of showing obscene material to minors. Bond is set at $8,000.