Tarpon Middle School teacher removed from class after allegatons he touched a female student

Few public records related to allegations that a Tarpon Springs Middle School teacher acted inappropriately were available Tuesday.
Pinellas County School District released information on teacher Richard Wisemiller for the past 11 months, which provided few details.
The district said his disciplinary file wouldn’t be available until Wednesday.
Wisemiller was removed from the classroom April 10 after an incident reported earlier this month.  According to the school district, a student claimed Wisemiller touched her in an inappropriate manner at the school.

During an ensuing investigation, Wisemiller was transferred April 16 from the classroom to the district’s warehouse, where he went on medical leave April 22, according to the district. He then informed the district he would retire June 6.

The Pinellas County School District has turned over its investigation to the Florida Department of Education.
School district spokeswoman Sharee Gilbert said there were two additional incidents involving the teacher, one in December and in June. She did not have specific dates or information on what occurred in those cases.

She said they led to Wisemiller’s three-day suspension without pay.

For parents, the lack of information from the school is frustrating.

A woman who would only identify herself as Anne told ABC Action News her 12-year-old daughter let her know about what was going on before the school did.

"The kids have kind of been hearing from other kids that he's inappropriate," she told me. "(The district employees) don't really let us know what's going on, and that's what I don't like."

"It's very disturbing,” parent Tania Bryant said. “It's sickening. We put the teachers in the schools to help our children, not to put them back steps further."
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