Florida education officials have permanently revoked the teaching license of a former Dominion High School music director accused of making sexual advances toward a student.
The Florida Times-Union reports Brian Damron is accused of commenting on a male student's genitals and inappropriately touching him. The former Stanton College Preparatory High music director also is accused of misconduct including the verbal abuse of students.
Investigative reports say one student's mother argues Damron was hired without his previous school, Dominion High in Sterling, Virginia, disclosing alleged misconduct. Three people from LCPS, including Dominion Principal John Brewer, wrote Damron letters of recommendation.
LCPS said in a 2017 statement that the investigation did not go forward because the incident of misconduct happened in another school district.
Damron resigned from the Florida school in November 2016 while under investigation. The Florida Times-Union says Damron did not respond to a request for comment, but previously has denied the allegations.
Loudoun County Public Schools had received a complaint about Damron in 2015 that did not result in criminal charges. In late 2016, LCPS received additional complaints, and the school system conducted a new investigation and filed petition for license revocation. As a result, Damron surrendered his Virginia teaching license in early 2017.
Brewer, the principal, returned to his post as Dominion High School principal in April 2017 after a nearly four-month leave of absence while LCPS investigated his role in recommending Damron to the Florida school district.
A Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the additional Damron complaints was closed March 2017 without charges being filed.