Doral Teacher Heiry Calvi, From John I. Smith K-8 Middle, Accused Of Inappropriate Relationship With Student – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Doral teacher is arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old boy.
According to Doral Police, Heiry Calvi, 41, received a referral from the Department of Children and Families in March for the teacher of John I. Smith K-8.
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Police said the school removed her from the classroom and put her in administrative duties that were not in contact with students.
Calvi faces multiple charges, including government offenses against students, neglect of children without causing major harm, and possession of a firearm on school premises.
This weapon was found in her car after a traffic stop on October 8, according to a police report. It was a Glock 43 9mm loaded with a cartridge in the chamber. Calvi told police, according to the report, that the gun belonged to her husband and is always in the vehicle.
She worked at the Northeast Transportation Center at Miami-Dade Schools, so she moved the gun to the MDCPS property, the report said.
The report also states that the teen told investigators that all of his sexual encounters with Calvi were consensual.
She is being charged, among others, by the Doral Police Department.
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Miami-Dade County’s public schools released the following statement regarding the arrest:
“Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) are concerned about today’s arrest with inappropriate employee behavior. When the district was informed of these allegations in March, the employee was immediately transferred to a non-school location. The district will initiate a termination procedure and ensure that the individual is prevented from seeking future employment with this school system. M-DCPS will continue to review its employee training programs to ensure that our employees are fully aware of the district’s professional expectations and their ethical obligations to protect children. “
Calvi is the third teacher in South Florida to be charged this week for improper conduct with a student.
Brittiny Lopez-Murray, a teacher at Hialeah Middle School, was arrested Monday for having sex with a 14-year-old former student in her car on multiple occasions.
In 2017 she was named “Rookie Teacher of the Year” at the school.
Another teacher in Doral, Daniel Fernandez, who taught at the Renaissance Middle Charter School, was also arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.
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According to police, 36-year-old Fernandez admitted kissing and sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.