This is not normal or acceptable behavior from an adult in a position of authority.
There were two high school girls from Milton and one from another district. The girls from Milton claimed they were in college, but the teacher knew the third girl was a minor, according to police.
“A small part of the conversations could be considered risqué but would not be inappropriate if the conversation was happening between two adults,” according to the press release.
Three of the messages were shared throughout the community. They include an image of man in an orange shirt with the following captions:
“Damn you’re cute. Have a boyfriend?”
“Been single for about a month. But you’re hot too. What class are you in?”
“I can stop bothering you if you’d prefer. But I’d like to see more of you.”
Parents identified the man as 8th grade math teacher David Kroeze. He was also a soccer coach and an advisor for the “Genders & Sexualities Alliances” club. Given the content of the messages, parents find it hard to believe Kroeze did not recognize the girls as minors.