Fired high school teacher accused of having sex with students says 1 wanted revenge

Student angry that Jason Meyers rescinded recommendation letter, teacher says

MIAMI – Local 10 News has obtained video of a hearing last year of a fired South Florida English teacher who is accused of having sex with his students.

The former Miami Palmetto Senior High School teacher was arrested in February 2016 and charged with sex crimes involving several of his former students.

"I was terminated without anyone ever hearing to this day my side of the story," Jason Meyers said during the hearing. 

Meyers claimed that the Miami-Dade County Public School District fired him without cause.

"You've been accused of inappropriately kissing, grabbing the butt and the breasts of another girl," a mediator said. 

"No. Absolutely not," Meyers said. 

A high school senior came forward to school police and claimed that she and Meyers had sex at least twice.

She said she'd fallen for his intimate advances.

Detective Steven Webb said she even described her teacher's privates.

"She alleged that both her (sic) and Mr. Meyers engaged in cunnilingus and fellatio behavior inside the classroom at the school, behind the teacher’s desk," Webb said.

Meyers claimed that the student spun a story for revenge after he had rescinded her college recommendation and she lost a scholarship.

"The student was failing the class, skipping school and was caught cheating," he said.

Since Meyers was arrested, at least four other young women have come forward with similar stories.

One has filed suit against the Miami-Dade County Public School District, claiming its leaders were notified about Meyers behavior a decade ago, but allowed him to keep teaching.

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