Boca Raton teacher accused of kissing student

Police say Brian Kornbluth caught on camera kissing student alone in classroom

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor
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Sommerset Academy teacher Brian Kornbluth is accused of kissing a student on the lips in his classroom.

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Boca Raton school teacher was arrested Friday after he was seen kissing a student on the lips in his classroom, police said.

Brian Kornbluth faces two counts of simple battery.

Boca Raton police said the principal at Somerset Academy, 333 SW Fourth Ave., reported an incident involving a teacher and a student. The principal told police that a teacher told him of unusual requests by Kornbluth to have certain students moved so that they could be in his class.

Police said the principal had the camera in Kornbluth's classroom repositioned so that it faced the teacher's desk. Police said the video showed Kornbluth briefly kiss a student, who was alone in his classroom shortly before 7:30 a.m. Thursday, on the lips.

A police officer reviewed the video and interviewed the student's sister, who told police that Kornbluth also kissed her one time while she was at the school the previous year.

Police said Kornbluth admitted to kissing the student, but he denied kissing her sister.

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