Teacher accused of giving students pot, sex tips

Posted at 12:27 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 17:21:44-05

A Citrus County teacher is suspended without pay while she is investigated for allegedly giving students pot, alcohol and sex tips at a Christmas party hosted at her home last December.

Josephine Breviario could face termination.

A complaint was filed Dec. 15 with the district against the Citrus High School teacher.

The complaints says Breviario hosted a party Dec. 12 at her home for several students.

According to the district, Breviario may have known several high school students were drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at her home. She may have hosted several parties over the summer and fall where similar incidents were reported and she allegedly discussed her sexual relationship with her spouse to students, discussing how to perform oral sex acts with students and reportedly making sexually derogatory statements to a male student over the phone.

School district leaders say 15 students were interviewed and all claimed they attended an "ugly sweater" party at Breviario's house. They reportedly said six students had to stay overnight at the teacher's home because they were too intoxicated.

It is not clear if Breviario provided the alcohol or marijuana to the students, the district report says.

According to the district report, a Snapchat video of Breviario was taken showing her wearing a student's jacket and slurring her words.

ABC Action News knocked on Breviario's door for comment but no one answered.

Steve Rossi, her lawyer, said she is upset and insists she is innocent. She doesn't plan to resign.

Citrus County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Heather Yates says they have forwarded the case on to the State Attorney's Office.  No charges have been filed at this point.